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cannot plan or build the world without creating or changing themselves.
The built environment is the physical counterpart of the social
community. It reflects the neighborhood's history, culture, spiritual
beliefs, and social organization. This section uses The Hill neighborhood
in St. Louis to illustrate Kevin Lynch's categories of "edge",
"path", "node", "landmark", and "district"
and also the concept of "sacred space".
Kevin Lynch, A
Theory of Good City Form (Cambridge: The MIT Press, 1981),
" Sense", pp. 131-150.
Eliade, The Sacred and the Profane (New York: Harcourt,
Brace and Company, 1959), "Sacred Space and Making the World
Sacred", pp. 20-65.
Colombo, "Neighborhood Place and Community, History, Social
Capital, Religion, and Meaning in The Hill District of Saint Louis,
Romero, "La Nueva Resolana", in New Mexico, May 2001,
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Physical elements / identity
Physical environment and culture
Urban Renewal / Loss of Home and Damage to Identity