Nature in Place: Placemaking in the Biosphere. Placemaking Fundamentals for the Built Environment

Palgrave Macmillan

Nature forms the biological building blocks for the landscape elements of place. But urban nature is much more than the supporting cast for the buildings. Nature is fundamental to life, to health and well-being of humans and nonhuman biodiversity. Nature contributes to social cohesion and to thriving people and communities. This chapter explores concepts of social-ecological systems, sense of place and stewardship to inform approaches to embedding nature in placemaking. Indigenous perspectives to place deepen the understandings of connections with place and custodianship of Country. We demonstrate how placemaking processes and elements can be redirected to integrate nature. Nature-placemaking approaches create a more holistic identity and character of a place and underpin the emotional and cultural connections and human relationships with place.

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