Monday, August 25, 2008

This Place Matters

The National Trust for Historic Preservation launched an initiative to celebrate and protect distinctive places as part of its "This Place Matters" Program for Preservation Month, May 2008:

"The This Place Matters campaign is designed to help people share the place that matters to them, wherever these places happen to be."

Visit and/or register on the National Trust's website, .

If you haven't read University of Wisconsin Geography Professor Emeritus Yi-Fu Tuan's Topophilia: A Study of Environmental Perceptions, Attitudes and Values (Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall, 1974) [TSA LIBRARY GF41.T82] or his Space and Place: The Perspective of Experience (Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 1977) [HTML G 71.5 .T8 1977], I would highly recommend them!

If you've never heard of Yi-Fu, click here for a sense of his impact.

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