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Title: Place attachment : Public housing residents and neighborhood parks
Authors: ZHANG JI
Keywords: place meaning, place attachment, public housing, open space planning
Issue Date: 4-Jun-2009
Citation: ZHANG JI (2009-06-04). Place attachment : Public housing residents and neighborhood parks. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Fostering positive emotional bonding between residents and the environment in which they live has been emphasized as one of the most important objectives of environmental design. This study attempts to fill the gap in this area through empirical exploration of the phenomenon of people-place bonding in HDB new towns in Singapore. Based on review of place literature a tripartite theoretical framework is proposed which delineates the key components comprising the phenomenon of place attachment and the relationships between them. Guided by this framework, three groups of research hypotheses are proposed which specify respectively the multi-dimensional structure of place attachment, the effects of predictor variables from various domains on place attachment and especially the key mediating mechanism of identification with place meaning that underlies the development of place attachment, and the impacts of place attachment on place-related attitudes and behavioral intentions. Theoretical and practical implications of the research findings are discussed.
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