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Research project

Feeling Towns: the role of place and identity in governance and local policy

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  • Research funder:
    Arts & Humanities Research Council
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Project overview

brings together a community of practice from a range of sectors, communities and geographies in order to better understand and evidence the correlation between place attachment (understood as the emotional bond between people and place) and the health of local cultural ecologies. Responding to the need established from our partner-based research, we will co-produce evaluative metrics for understanding pride and place.


Lead researcher

Professor Nicky Marsh

Associate Dean Research & Enterprise

Research interests

  • Intersections between culture and economics
  • Cultural representations of risk, money, finance, markets
  • Gender, feminism and the economy 

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