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Chapter 6: Place and Placelessness (1976): Edward Relph

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Place and Placelessness (1976): Edward Relph
Place and placelessness (1976): Edward Relph
DavidSeamon and JacobSowers

A deep human need exists for associations with significant places. If we choose to ignore that need, and to allow the forces of placelessness to continue unchallenged, then the future can only hold an environment in which places simply do not matter. If, on the other hand, we choose to respond to that need and to transcend placelessness, then the potential exists for the development of an environment in which places are for [people], reflecting and enhancing the variety of human experience. Which of these two possibilities is most probable, or whether there are other possibilities, is far from certain. But one thing at least is clear – whether the world we ...

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