The psychology of a loss of place: when we demolish socially significant places, we demolish part of who we are

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Can we reimagine Eden as a place, or is it forever subdivided?

This is the ninth and final instalment of my ‘sense of place’ series. Today, I reflect on[…]

Understanding colonial vs Indigenous conceptions of ‘place’ (Article #8 in the ‘Sense of Place’ series)

Left: Google Maps identifies the house from ‘Kath and Kim’ as a cultural landmark. Searching Google Maps[…]

My Evolving Relationships with Places

(#7 in the ‘Sense of Place’ series) In this week’s article, I share elements of my own[…]

Opportunities to connect ‘Sense of Place’ and Liveability research (Article #6 in the ‘Sense of Place’ Series)

Prof Trevor Hancock’s Healthy City Model (1993): A vanguard of Liveability[1] In this article I discuss some[…]

Selling ‘Place’ as a Product (Article #5 in the ‘Sense of Place’ series)

Taken on my arrival at Disneyland, September 2003. One enters Disneyland via ‘Mainstreet USA’ – an homage[…]

‘Sense of place’: A term requiring stronger policy definition (Sense of Place article #4)

Image credits: (Above). ‘Care for Country’ by Maggie-Jean Douglas – a Gubbi Gubbi artist from South East[…]

How do we define our relationships with ‘place’?

In this article, I will discuss how ’sense of place’ is actually a broad and encompassing term[…]

Wherever we are on this planet, we are always ‘somewhere’ — even during COVID. (‘Sense of Place’ article #2)

The COVID pandemic has brought into sharp relief humans’ complicated relationships with place and space. ‘Lockdown’ has[…]

The ‘Sense of Place’ Series: Opportunities for reflection, research, and practice

The term ‘sense of place’ is so widely used in popular discourse that it has become something[…]