March 15, 2006

Mapping place meanings

Note: This post was edited on Jan. 20, 2007. Hotlinked image(s) were removed. Follow the link(s) to the image location(s). I am re-reading Place and Placenessness by Edward Relph. One of the illustrations I highlighted in the chapter titled "Space and Place" is one of Bunge's (1971) - the "transformation of cognitive space into abstract space." I assume this Bunge to be William Bunge of the Society of Human Exploration/Detroit Geographical Expedition, which emerged in the 1970s alongside other socio-environmental movements. Below I present some results from an online search of Bunge and the Detroit Geographical Expedition as well as other mappers of place meaning. http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc95/to150/p1071.gif 1: Bunge, The geography of children, Bloomfield Hills and Mack Avenue, Detroit (from Wood 1992) http://gis.esri.com/library/userconf/proc95/to150/p1072.gif 2: Randy Hester, Manteo's Sacred Structure (1982) http://www.livingstreets.com/portfolio/donald_appleyard.jpg 3: Donald Appleyard, "livable streets" mapping Also, see the Imaginary Museum's collection of maps from The Power of Maps (Wood 1992).

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