Understanding Spatial Identity

Date(s) - Oct 1, 2021
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Our physical environment holds a powerful yet often unrealized connection to how we view and understand ourselves, others, and the larger world around us. Spatial identity is generally understood as the psychological connections people make to their physical environment, and the resulting emotions and memories that become associated with those places. Over the past year, as we’ve lost the ability to be in spaces together and as places have taken new meaning around social justice, understanding the ramifications of spatial identity has taken on new a level of importance. As planners, recognizing the role that Spatial Identity has in our profession can provide both a cautionary and guiding lens in which to help us better foster vibrant and livable communities for all people.

This webcast is hosted by the APA Minnesota Chapter

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