Does Placemaking Lead to a Resident’s Greater Place Dependence and Place Identity in Rural Communities? Empirical Evidence in Indiana

Jeongyoon Lee, Brian Blackford

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Abstract

Placemaking is a valuable place-based development and integration tool in rural communities. This study examines how placemaking processes and outputs are associated with residents’ bonds with local places through survey data collected in rural communities in Indiana. Results reveal that policy communication and localized public spaces design are critical for increasing residents’ place dependence and place identity. These findings help pinpoint how local governments utilize placemaking in rural communities to effectively strengthen residents’ ownership of public spaces while further providing implications for residents’ empowerment and community planning in local governance scholarship.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)71-88
Number of pages18
JournalState and Local Government Review
Volume52
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2020

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Keywords

  • community planning
  • empowerment
  • place dependence
  • place identity
  • placemaking
  • rural communities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Administration
  • Political Science and International Relations

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