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The concept of place is key to the study of geography, and for human geographers there are three key aspects to what we mean by place: location, locale and sense of place.

Together with a team of human geographers from the University of Plymouth, we look at how these three ideas are used to describe and study the spaces and places of our world.


Written and developed by: Richard Yarwood, Rob Parker, Tim Parker, Harriet Ridley, Olivia Wilson, Stephen Essex, Jon Shaw.

Videography by: Harriet Ridley, Anna Korecká, Josh Carron.


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