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Identity and public realm

Cheshmehzangi, Ali

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Ali Cheshmehzangi

Abstract

In a very general sense, Identities materialise space to create significance, meaning and spatial relations. In urban design terms, identity is considered to be a fixed point of thought and being or ground of actions. However, as Hall (1989) describes, identity is, in fact, a development or a progression towards creation of inter-relationships between oneself and other and vice versa. Consequently, this paper explores the term ‘identity’ and its implication in an urban context, and also focuses upon the meaning of identity in a public realm to identify how it influences the meaning that people attach to their environments.

Journal Article Type Article
Journal Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences
Print ISSN 1877-0428
Electronic ISSN 1877-0428
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 50
Institution Citation Cheshmehzangi, A. (in press). Identity and public realm. Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, 50, doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.036
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.08.036
Keywords Idendity; public realm; relation; place making
Publisher URL http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1877042812031746?via%3Dihub
Copyright Statement Copyright information regarding this work can be found at the following address: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0

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