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Environment and Behavior
New environment and behavior findings from E.S. Svendsen and co-researchers published
May 14th, 2010
According to recent research published in the journal Environment and Behavior, "Living memorials are landscaped spaces created by people to memorialize individuals, places, and events. Hundreds of stewardship groups across the United States of America created living memorials in response to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks."
"This study sought to understand how stewards value, use, and talk about their living, community-based memorials. Stewards were asked to describe the intention, use, and meanings of the memorials. Qualitative and quantitative methods of analysis were used to analyze 117 semi-structured interviews. Sacredness of space varied by a...
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2010-05-14)