Landscaping and Identity: Theorizing the Landscape 11/17/09 Place Making and Territoriality Place is socially constructed. Key concept of territoriality: ?The persistent attachment of individuals or peoples to a specific location or territory? Territoriality part of ethology and proxemics. Territoriality meets 3 social/cultural needs: the regulation of social interaction. Regulation of access to people Places as centers of meaning and frameworks for actions/behaviors. People both simplify + distort real-world environments based on: Paths: a channel in which you or others might move. Edges: walls or highways. Districts: Nodes: Landmarks: Landscape as a Human System Focus on vernacular or ordinary landscape. Cultural landscape (Sauer, 1920s) Landscape as Text Formal English Landscape: Gettysburg: Site of decisive Civil War battle and Gettysburg address. Not initially viewed as decisive. After a war a series of histories written by survivors to defend legacy of different commanders. Became increasingly linked to tourism/commercialization/patriotism. Place Marketing Places are being re-packaged and ?sold? Importance of attracting investment/affluent consumers to a site. Promotion of traditions, lifestyles and the arts. Post-modern emphasis on consumption. Place Marketing a Rust Belt City: Syracuse De-industrialization 1970s-1980s Re-inventing the post-industrial city- 1990s/2000s Connective corridor. Carousel Mall (Destiny USA), Onondaga Lake.
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