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Representation of place

How individuals or organisations portray places they know about to others.

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What groups may try to influence people's sense of place?

Governments

Corporate bodies

Community or local groups

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Why might governments try to influence people's sense of place?

To attract people or investment to particular places.

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Why might corporate bodies try to influence people's sense of place?

To generate profit or because they have been set up for specific purposes, eg. VisitBritain aims to promote tourism.

5

What are the 3 main strategies used to alter perceptions of places?

Place marketing

Reimaging

Rebranding

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Why might community or local groups try to influnce people's sense of place?

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Place marketing

How places are 'sold' to the people who will potentially visit, move to the area or invest there.

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Give an example of place marketing:

Lake District being promoted as the 'Adventure Capital' through website and social media pages.

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Reimaging

Changing exisiting negative perceptions of places.

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What is an example of reimaging?

Liverpool 

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Rebranding

Giving a place a new identity that is appealing to people and investors, often involving new logos/slogans.

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What is an example of rebranding?

Amsterdam's 'I Amsterdam' slogan

13

Evaluate the use of statistics when studying a place:

+ Quantitative data

+ Objective

- Can be used subjectively, eg. people can select the data they use

- Don't tell us about sense of place

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Evaluate the use of maps when studying a place:

+ Can show locational data

+ Can show quantitative data

+ Can also show qualitative data, eg. indexes of happiness, which can show sense of place

- Can be misleading, especially if historical

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Evaluate the use of films, photography and art when studying a place:

+ Visual representations can give sense of place

- Only show what the artist wants to show

- Photographs only show a given moment

- Photographs can be altered

- Films + TV give a sense of place dependent on the nature of the story

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Evaluate the use of stories, articles, music + poetry when studying a place:

+ Can give sense of place

+ Stories, music + poems can offer an emotioal impression of a place

- Only offer perspective of author/writer

- Newspapers can be biased