|Published online: June 12, 2014||$US5.00|
Topophilia, or love of place, has been described as a desirable outcome of urban planning. The rhythms of movement within a city at different times and in diverse ways help to generate this sense of topophilia within urban spaces. Multi-rhythmic spaces are partly a product of deliberative design; spaces of overlapping rhythms create room for spontaneous connections that can build a sense of community and social capital. In contrast, spaces dominated by single rhythms are "dead spaces" a good deal of the time, such as monochronous hollowed out downtown cores or commuter corridors. Granville Island, Canada is given as an example of a designed space that facilitates both the movement of people in diverse ways at different times, and incorporates non-human rhythms as well.
|Keywords:||Space, Time, Rhythm, Topophilia, Sustainable urban development, urban nature*|
Spaces and Flows: An International Journal of Urban and ExtraUrban Studies, Volume 4, Issue 2, June 2014, pp.85-93. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 12, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 315.172KB)).
Professor, School of Environment and Sustainability, Royal Roads, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Associate Professor, Department of Geography, University of the Fraser Valley, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada