“To facilitate the development of strong
regional identity, each
region needs to write its story.
The story would elaborate on the ‘sense of
place’ or ‘belonging’ that
characterizes the regions.
These stories need to incorporate
and cultural histories of the region and would improve understanding of potential factors that may enhance or obstruct regional sustainability.
They will aim to facilitate a shared
understanding of the past,
and the development of a shared vision of sustainability for each region’s future.
These ‘stories’ would ideally be created as
part of Regional
STORY-TELLING AND COMMUNITY VISIONING
Another reason as to
why the regional scale is most appropriate is because ‘regional’
sense of place
offers communities the unique opportunity to better understand and
makes their particular place distinctive and special, which
resilience to unsustainable change i.e. that which detracts from a