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dc.contributor.author Douglass, Nathaniel Alexander en
dc.contributor.author Perdue, Nicholas en
dc.contributor.editor Derrick, Matthew en
dc.contributor.editor Sherriff, Rosemary en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-05-23T22:00:39Z
dc.date.available 2018-05-23T22:00:39Z
dc.date.issued 2018 en
dc.identifier.citation The California Geographer 57: 109-138. en
dc.identifier.issn 0575-5700 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.3/203091 en
dc.description.abstract People inhabit and tend to associate vernacular names with ill-defined neighborhood boundaries, resulting in socially bounded geographic spaces with unique characteristics and identities. These spaces are more the products of 'mental' or 'cognitive' maps created by the everyday citizen rather than true administrative boundaries. This research attempts to locate the boundaries of neighborhoods in Arcata, California, in order to understand how neighborhood spaces across the community are perceived due to various social, cultural, and geographic factors. Such factors include temporal dichotomies, demographics, and economic characteristics highlighted by low-income housing and commercial chain stores. This study uses innovative participatory mapping techniques that enable Arcata citizens to define the geography of neighborhoods in the community and provide insight into the perceptions associated with them. Several map products, derived from the collection of citizen renderings of the community, show an overlapping topography of bounded spaces, vernacular names, and perceptive characteristics that highlight the unique spatial characteristics of community spaces and challenge our ideas about the ways in which residents imagine their city. en
dc.format application/pdf en
dc.format.extent 29 pages en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher California Geographical Society en
dc.rights Copyright 2018 by the California Geographical Society en
dc.subject Mental maps en
dc.subject Cognitive mapping en
dc.subject Neighborhood mapping en
dc.subject Neighborhood perceptions en
dc.subject GIS en
dc.subject Cartography en
dc.title Mapping Arcata Neighborhoods and Perceptions en
dc.type Article en


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