Place Attachment in Public Space Case Study: Hiraq Square Lhokseumawe, Aceh – Indonesia

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    Concerning to the issue of place attachment, the research tends to observes the functional attachment which will affect the level of attachment in Hiraq Square Lhokseumawe (HSL), a renowned public space among local people in the city of Lhokseumawe, Aceh, Indonesia. Place attachment is known as a process to unite people and specific space that can encourage the sense of place. It is also indicating the interrela-tion between physical features and its function, by this process the sense of a place can be emerged. These concepts concentrate on the phys-ical features and activities together with the meanings affected by users that will establish the meaning and the identity of the place. The re-search is conducted by applying indirect method to simplify ordinary patterns and people-particular patterns of the place. Overall, 120 re-spondents at certain area of HSL were questioned through questionnaire survey and 10 kiosk operators were questioned. The findings indi-cates that the people have a robust relationship with the local environment and appoint the significance of place as economics’ dependence and recreational place. The level of functional attachment to HSL is range from level 1 to level 3, whereas level 3 implicates a higher en-gagement in loyalty, goals and obedience to the environment.


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    place attachment, public space, sense of place

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Article ID: 30075
DOI: 10.14419/ijet.v8i1.9.30075

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