PLATIAL’21 Next Week – links to papers

The PLATIAL’21 conference starts next Wed (or Thursday NZ time). We will be presenting a paper on place preference in New Zealand, exploring the question of what makes a place a favourite place:

My Favourite Place – Exploring Reasons For Place Preference
Johanna Richardson (Massey University, NZ), Kristin Stock (Massey University, NZ)

Conference Summary

People “live” and constitute places every day through recurrent practices and experience. Both agency and experience are rooted in cultural embeddings that vary across different world regions. The complexity this entails requires researchers to investigate the concept of place through a variety of cultural lenses. The formal representation of place in GIScience is no exception and can only be successfully addressed if we consider geographical, psychological, linguistical, sociological, cognitive, and other perspectives taking account of cultural specificities.

How can we represent not only place but also its cultural aspects? How can we be more inclusive when conceptualising place to also include marginalised communities? Is it even possible to find structures of place that extend beyond cultural anchoring? These and other related questions will be addressed at PLATIAL’21 and have led us to this year’s motto “Places across cultures”. We hope to bring together place-based researchers from different disciplines to discuss the current state of theoretical and applied platial research.

List of Papers

From “Hood” to Good – Dealing with Stigmatizing Spatial Representations in Everyday Life
Cosima Werner (Kiel University, DE), Tilman Schwarze (University of Glasgow, UK)

(Un)Represented Places – A Case Study of Two Sports Venues in Gelsenkirchen and Dortmund
Franz-Benjamin Mocnik (University of Twente, NL), Laura Kühl (Heidelberg University, DE)

Reclaiming Place Through Marginalized Narratives: A Critical Geography and Humanistic Approach to the Cartographic Visualization of Beyoğlu, Istanbul
Ceren Dolma (University of Twente, NL)

My Favourite Place – Exploring Reasons For Place Preference
Johanna Richardson (Massey University, NZ), Kristin Stock (Massey University, NZ)

Visualising Fuzzy Boundaries of City Neighbourhoods
Milana Glebova (University of Twente, NL)

On the Integration of Place and Urban Morphology
Liudmila Slivinskaya (TU Dortmund University, DE), René Westerholt (TU Dortmund University, DE)

Leveraging Place Reviews to Identify the Affects of COVID-19 on Canadian Tourism
Grant McKenzie (McGill University, CA)

Evaluating Public Consultation in Urban Planning via Neural Language Models and Topic Modelling
Christian Caton (University of Warwick, UK), Gabriele Pergola (University of Warwick, UK), Tessio Novack (University of Warwick, UK), Yulan He (University of Warwick, UK)

Characteristics of Evocative Places and Emotions Felt at These Places: A Multi-Cultural Comparison
Alenka Poplin (Iowa State University, US)

Mapping Unsafe Places and Emotions: Study of Ames, Iowa
Thomas Kosacz (Iowa State University, US), Max Gula (Iowa State University, US), Alenka Poplin (Iowa State University, US), Tim Tobin (Iowa State University, US), Fatema Nourin (Iowa State University, US)

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