The feeling of affection which individuals have for particular places; ‘the term topophilia couples sentiment with place’ (Y.-F. Tuan1974); an ‘affective bond between people and place’ (Y.-F. Tuan1990). Environmental designers have long exploited the basic ideas of topophilia to create presumably attractive surroundings that restore mental health based on the use of materials, sensory stimuli, and arrangements that remind people of the place and environmental settings that are comforting and/or associated with healing potential; see A. Carlson (2000). Try also Ogunseitan (2005) U. Cal. Postprints 623. ‘Topophilia can be employed to map national territories in a more nuanced manner that reflects nations' own understandings of their territories’ (White (2007) Fac. Env. Earth, & Resources, U. Manitoba).
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.