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A Study of Psychological-Analysis on Sense of Places - A Case of Fujisawa City

Kana Takada
Kana Takada
Graduate Student, Grad. School of Media and Governance, Keio Univ.
Email: kana@sfc.keio.ac.jp

Although geographical geography impacts on people who live there, city planners do not really care about residentsí sense of the places. This study examines to clarify which spaces impress our lives and how the influences are, and also it can be applied for future city planning. The method of the psychological data acquisition for the study is a questionnaire survey about sense of places for the residents in City of Fujisawa. The data are analyzed both psychologically and spatially. First psychological analysis gives the amount and the kinds of their impression factors for their each target space. Second spatial analysis using GIS shows the relativity between sense of places and physical geography. The result helps comprehension of complicated sense of place structures. Also, it contributes city planning based on the residentsí thinking.