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Dr. David J. Trimbach presents "Place Matters: Understanding Sense of Place for Communities, Policy, and Planning"


“Sense of place” refers to identification, attachment, belonging, and meaning associated with place. It allows us to assess shared understandings, and predict perceptions and behaviors. As such, sense of place offers a creative language and approach to unravel an individual’s relationship with their environment. Using examples from his own research and experiences, 2018 James W. Scott Research Fellow Dr. David J. Trimbach will discuss sense of place and how it relates to communities, policy, and planning.