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Place-making in intentional communities

Principal researcher

Dr Louise Meijering

Summary of the project

I wrote my PhD thesis (2006) on place making in intentional communities ( Link to Dissertation ), and continued to work in this field until 2012.

Recent publications (2011 onwards)

  • Meijering, L. (2012) Ideals and Practices of European Ecovillages . In: Andreas, M. & F. Wagner (eds) Realizing Utopia. Ecovillage Endeavors and Academic Approaches, pp. 31-41. Rachel Carson Center (RCC) Perspectives 2012/8. Series editors: Mauch, C., K. Ritson & H. Trischler. Munich: Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society
  • Meijering, L. (2011) Goloka Dhama: a translocal Hare Krishna community. In: C. Hedberg & R.M. do Carmo (eds) Translocal ruralism. Mobility and connectivity in European rural space (pp. 185-201). The GeoJournal Library Volume 103. London: Springer

Publications from previous years (2007 and before)

  • Meijering, L., B. van Hoven & P.P.P. Huigen (2007) Constructing ruralities: the case of the Hobbitstee, Netherlands. Journal of Rural Studies 23(3): 357-366. Impact factor: 2.533
  • Meijering, L., P.P.P. Huigen & B. van Hoven (2007) Intentional communities in rural spaces. Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 98(1): 42-52. Impact factor: 0.802
  • Meijering, L., P. Huigen & B. van Hoven (2007) Intentional communities in rural space. In: G. Ashworth, P. Groote & T. Haartsen (eds) Public places, public pasts (pp. 27-38). Royal Dutch Geographical Society/Faculty of Spatial Sciences: Utrecht/Groningen. Netherlands Geographical Studies (NGS): 348.
  • Meijering, L. (2006) Making a place of their own. Rural intentional communities in Northwest Europe. Doctoral dissertation. Royal Dutch Geographical Society/Faculty of Spatial Sciences: Utrecht/Groningen. Netherlands Geographical Studies (NGS): 349. Link to Dissertation
  • Hoven, B. van & L. Meijering (2005) Escaping times and places: an artist community in Germany. In: G. Ashworth & B. Graham (eds) Senses of place: senses of time (pp. 155-164). Aldershot: Ashgate.
  • Meijering, L., B. van Hoven & P. Huigen (2005) Leefgemeenschappen: publiek en privaat [Intentional communities: public and private spaces]. Rooilijn 38(3): 128-134.
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