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Building sustainable communities with a sense of place : a case study of the far south of Tasmania

Menadue, K 2002 , 'Building sustainable communities with a sense of place : a case study of the far south of Tasmania', Coursework Master thesis, University of Tasmania.

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In an era marked by globalisation and increased time-space compression sustainability has emerged as the preferred framework within which to act and think about the future of local communities. The impacts of globalisation have been uneven and the narrative of rural communities is characterised by a decline in quality of life and draws attention to the struggle of many communities to keep abreast of rapid social, environmental and economic changes. Globalisation has had impact on the structure and meaning of places and also on how places are experienced and conceptualised. Sense of place is an important concept that provides insights into the subjective meanings attached to place. Using a qualitative approach, this research explores the relationships between sense of place and sustainable community development in the Far South of Tasmania. In seeking to understand these relationships the study focusses on exploring the links between i) sense of place and social well-being, and ii) sense of place and empowering the community. Multiple methods of data collection incorporated an analysis of local history, participant observation, and in-depth interviews with community members.

Item Type: Thesis - Coursework Master
Authors/Creators:Menadue, K
Keywords: Communities, Geographical perception, Conservation of natural resources, Sustainable development
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Thesis (M.Env.Mgt.)--University of Tasmania, 2002. Includes bibliographical references

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