Changing Places Key Words

locale
This is the place where something happens or is set, or that has particular events associated with it.
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location
'Where' a place is, for example the coordinates on a map.
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Perception of place
This is the way in which place is viewed or regarded by people. This can be influenced by media representation or personal experience.
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place
Defined as location with meaning.Places can be meaningful at a social or cultural level and these meanings may be shared by different groups of people.
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Placemaking
The deliberate shaping of an environment to facilitate social interaction and improve a community's quality of life.
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Sense of place
This refers to the subjective and emtional attachemtn people have to a place. People develop a 'sense of place' through experience and knowledge of a particular area.
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Attachment to place
The emotional bond between person and place most often developed by experience.
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Localism
An affection or emotional ownership of a place. It is reflected by Not In My Back Yard in which people don't want certain developments in their locality.
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Tourist gaze
When a visitor sees or experiences a place of interest like historic sites. This is organised by professionals in the tourist industry such as the Ground Zero memorial where it is decided how much the public see..
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Distant place
Somewhere a person or society perceive as being physically distant and generally inaccessible. This is often shaped by networks of infrastructure or access to them. Such place may be viewed as different, alien or exotic.
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Regionalism
Consciousness and loyalty to a distinct region with a population that shows similarities.
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National
A devotion to a certain nation.
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Identity
Who a person is in terms of how others perceive them and how they see themselves. It is shaped, in part by where they live or their place of birth. It is identified on a number of scales including localism, regionalism and nationalism.
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Agents of change
These are people who impact on a place weather through living working or trying to improve that place. Examples would include residents, community groups, corporate entities, central and local government and the media.
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Endogenous factors
Factors within a place that help shape its character.
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Exogenous factors
Factors from outside a place that force a change in a place's character.
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Infrastructure
Services considered essential to enable or enhance living conditions. These primarily consist of transport communications, communications infrastructure and services such as water supply, sewers and electrical grids.
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Meaning
Meaning relates to individual or collective perceptions of place.
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Media
Mena sof communication including television, film, photography, art, newspapers, books and songs etc. These reach or influence people widley.
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Objective
Not influenced by personal feelings or opinions in considering and representing facts.
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Qualatative data
Information that is non-numerical and used in a relatively unstructured and open-ended way. It is descriptive information, which often comes from interviews, focus groups or artistic depictions such as photographs.
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Quantitative data
Data that can be quantified and verified, and is amenable t statistical manipulation.
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Representation
Representation is how a place is portrayed or 'sen' in society.
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Subjective
Based on or influenced by personal feelings, tastes or opinions.
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Perceive
To consider/view/regard.
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Perception
How something is viewed, regarded or considered.
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Insider
The perspective of someone who knows a place well and is familiar with not only its topography but also its daily rhythms and events.
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Outsider
The perspective of someone who does not know a place well or someone who is marginalised in a community, such as the homeless or people from minority groups.
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Freeholder
A type of tenure (ownership) in which the owner has outright ownership of the property and the land on which it stands.
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Private space
A space that is privately owned and publicly access may be prevented or limited,.
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Public space
Space that is open and accessible to the public.
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Topophilia
A strong sense of place or love of particular places.
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Topophobia
A fear or dread of certain places.
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Gesellschaft
The urban exctreme - the ever-changing nature of large, cosmopolitan commercial cities.
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Gemeinschaft
The rural extreme - a peasant society which is inward looking, an idyllic community, based on kinship and supported by subsistence agriculture.
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Urban-rural continuum
The range of settlement types from extremely urban to extremely rural.
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Edgelands
Places where the borders between urban and rural are difficult to define/classify
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Liminal
In between
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Placeless
A place that is indistinguishable from other such places in appearance or character.
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Counter-urbanisation
The movement away from large urban settlements to smaller urban settlements and rural settlements.
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Suburbanised village
A small settlement in which most of the workers commute to work and are said to have 'urban values', and so there are not primarily interested in the rural economy.
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Homogenisation
The process whereby places and social characteristics become more similar to each other so that they eventually become indistinguishable.
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Geoglyph
Large motifs or designs carved into rocks or drawn on the group such as the White Horses of southern England or the Nazca art in Peru.
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Firstspace
The quantitative analysis of a place.
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Secondspace
Qualitative data for how people feel about a place.
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Thirdspace
A combination of both quantitative and qualitative data for a place.
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Hyper-reality
A condition where what is real and what is fiction is blurred so that no clear definition between the two can be made.
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Ecology of fantasy
A term associated with Margaret Crawford (1988), in which she describes theme parks as public spaces that have become a commodity - the underlying theme is consumption - a kind of disguised shopping centre.
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Rebranding
A form of marketing in which a new development or redevelopment uses a new name, image, symbol, design or combination thereof for an establishment feature with he intention of developing a new, differentiated identity in the minds of stakeholders.
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Regeneration
A form of renewal and redevelopment of a rundown area; regeneration aims to improve the conditions of an area and the quality of life experienced by those who live there.
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Social cleansing
The removal from the area o f members of a social class considered 'undesirable'.
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Externality
A factor that cannot be changed by an individual but has bearing on their quality of life.
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'Where' a place is, for example the coordinates on a map.

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