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Title: Senses of Urban Character
Contributor(s): Dovey, Kim (author); Wood, Stephen (author)orcid ; Woodcock, I (author)
Publication Date: 2008
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Abstract: What does it mean to say that a place has 'character'? This is a term that is applied to both people and places, often implying an identity with a certain authenticity or distinction. Across our cities, 'urban character' is defended in older suburbs and created in ones - preserved and constructed. In-depth interviews with residents from a range of locations across the Melbourne metropolitan area in 2004 revealed that the experience and discourse of 'character' encompass a range of understandings of place identity.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Making Sense of Place: Exploring concepts and expressions of place through different senses and lenses, p. 229-237
Publisher: National Museum of Australia Press
Place of Publication: Canberra, Australia
ISBN: 9781876944513
Field of Research (FOR): 120501 Community Planning
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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