IDENTIFYING THE FACTORS OF SENSE OF BELONGING TO A PLACE IN TRADITIONAL TEXTURES A CASE STUDY OF TRADITIONAL TEXTURE IN DEZFUL CITY
Abstract. One of the important and effective concepts in regard to human and the environment is the sense of place which has been the focus of attention among many designers. However, few research has been done to examine the relationship between traditional texture of residential neighborhoods and the sense of place. Explaining the indices of the relationships between peoples' perceptions of their living environment and based on field research, this article has measured and compared them in one of the traditional neighborhoods in Dezful City. Field research and face-to-face interview with the residents of the neighborhood in order to evaluate the dimensions of sense of place and traditional texture and their mutual effect were done with descriptive statistics. This research shows that the sense of belonging to a place is the intersection of physical attributes, peoples' perceptions of the place and social structures and also proves that sense of and belonging to a traditional neighborhood are high and strong, affecting the mentality of the neighborhood's residents about the identity of places and belonging to them. The mentioned relationships have mutual direct and significant effect, being inseparable in creating the sense of collective belonging.
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