Urban Resilience: Measuring Place Identity in Sustainable Communities

Apr 06, 2015

Place identity is a multi-dimensional construct incorporating several aspects of people-place bonding and various mutually defining socio-psychological characteristics. This study aims to understand and analyze a portion of Raleigh, NC in terms of its formal, spatial, and social characteristics. The primary goal in this study is to discover the physical measurable characteristics in the built environment that relate to nurturing socio-psychological aspects, such as place identity, on a neighborhood level. The objective in this study is to broaden the understanding of the relationship between a neighborhood’s physical and social characteristics. This study employed the Urban Identity Scale (UIS).

Celen Pasalar (North Carolina State University)
George D. Hallowell (North Carolina State University)
Aliaa Elabd (Alfaisal University, Riyadh, KSA)
Presented at: 
ARCC 2015 Conference – The FUTURE of Architectural Research (Chicago, IL)
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Architectural Research Centers Consortium (ARCC)
University of Massachusetts Amherst

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