Neighborhoods

Is the World Flat? The Evolving American Landscape
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Is the World Flat? The Evolving American Landscape

I want to dive deeper into what authors have determined about placelessness through the decades of studying cities, suburbs, America, and place change. We can all envision a special place from our past or present. Maybe it’s the neighborhood where we grew up.

These places likely don’t include a box store plaza and are probably starkly different from a commercial strip mall, or a new housing sub division.

Why Place Matters: Placelessness and Place Attachment
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Why Place Matters: Placelessness and Place Attachment

Do you feel out of place? Do you feel like places are becoming less distinct? – like places are placeless? Do commercial centers and restaurants, perhaps even houses, feel the same wherever you are? Some scholars believe that distinct places are less common today, but others disagree. Before we dive into where they see differences,…