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Landscape Architecture Frontiers

Landsc. Archit. Front.    2017, Vol. 5 Issue (2) : 24-41     https://doi.org/10.15302/J-LAF-20170203
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Defining Local Identity
Yuhan SHAO1, Eckart LANGE2, Kevin THWAITES3, Binyi LIU4
1. Postdoctoral Researcher of Urban and Rural Planning at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
2. Professor of Department of Landscape Architecture, The University of Sheffield
3. Senior Lecturer of Department of Landscape Architecture, The University of Sheffield
4. Professor of Landscape at the College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University
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Abstract

This study aims at providing a formal definition on local identity to clarify the confusion in the field of landscape study. The study first introduces different levels of identities in landscape research. Then the second part reviews relevant definitions to identify their relations and common factors to clear confusions on local identity. The third extracts, formalizes and reorganizes the common factors into a new framework to represent elements that contribute to local identity and form a formal definition of local identity. The paper also concludes their important meanings to both landscape research and practice.

Keywords Local Identity      Landscape Identity      Sense of Place     
Issue Date: 25 May 2017
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Yuhan SHAO,Eckart LANGE,Kevin THWAITES, et al. Defining Local Identity[J]. Landsc. Archit. Front., 2017, 5(2): 24-41.
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http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/10.15302/J-LAF-20170203
http://journal.hep.com.cn/laf/EN/Y2017/V5/I2/24
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