Attributes and Characteristics of Place Attachment

Karsono, Bambang and Wahid, Julaihi (2015) Attributes and Characteristics of Place Attachment. Applied Mechanics and Materials, 747. pp. 132-135. ISSN 1662-7482


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Relationship of function and emotional elements between people and place creates meaning which is known as place attachment. In this aspect some general discussion focuses on the importance of physical elements and activities in developing identity and atmosphere of place, however, place attachment in public open spaces is usually associated with the relationship of the people and its physical environment and also the perception either negative or positive of the place. Considering this issue, the research examine on the attributes and characteristics which influenced the place attachment in the Kuching Riverfront Promenade (KRP), a public space which is popular among the locals. By using a mixed method approach, this research covers two main subjects of place attachment and continuity of place identity. Field survey and interviews were conducted in a selected area of the promenade with a total of 165 respondents and 18 stall operators were interviewed. It was observed that the physical, visual urban character and users’ activities have a significant implication on the attachment of place identification.In addition, the findings indicated that the respondents have a strong relationship with the local environment and it exerts influence on the identity of the place.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering > Department of Architecture Engineering
Depositing User: Bambang Karsono ST.,MT., Ph.D
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2016 16:16

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