Impact of World Heritage Declaration on Guangzhou Residents' Sense of Place
- 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.27How to use a DOI?
- Sense of place, World heritage declaration, Maritime Silk Road, Guangzhou.
This paper investigates Guangzhou residents' sense of place, focusing on the impact of world heritage declaration as an external event by using a five-point Likert-type scale with a series of statements listed. We have found that Guangzhou's world heritage declaration has strengthened residents' place identity, place dependence, natural environment perception as well as social cultural perception. Furthermore, the more the residents are educated, the greater interest in the cultural heritage of Guangzhou they have; those who are more interested in the cultural heritage of Guangzhou have stronger sense of place, and are more likely to feel that they have special connections with Guangzhou. Besides, the longer they have lived in Guangzhou, the more they believe that world heritage declaration strengthens their place identity, as well as their sense of belonging and place rootedness.
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TY - CONF AU - Wen Jian PY - 2017/09 DA - 2017/09 TI - Impact of World Heritage Declaration on Guangzhou Residents' Sense of Place BT - Proceedings of the 3rd Annual International Conference on Social Science and Contemporary Humanity Development PB - Atlantis Press SP - 130 EP - 135 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sschd-17.2017.27 DO - 10.2991/sschd-17.2017.27 ID - Jian2017/09 ER -