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This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live
March 16, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
DRF will host author Melody Warnick of Blacksburg, Virginia, on Thursday, March 16 to discuss her book “This is Where You Belong: The Art & Science of Loving the Place You Live” at a free luncheon event at the Institute for Advanced Learning & Research in Danville.
How we come to feel at home in our towns and cities is what Warnick sets out to discover in “This Is Where You Belong.” She dives into the body of research around place attachment — the deep sense of connection that binds some of us to our cities and increases our physical and emotional well being — then travels to towns across America to see it in action.
Inspired by a growing movement of placemaking, she examines what its practitioners are doing to create likeable locales. She also speaks with frequent movers and loyal stayers around the country to learn what draws highly mobile Americans to a new city, and what makes us stay.
The luncheon is free and open to the public on a first come, first served basis. RSVPs are required through the Danville Pittsylvania Chamber of Commerce via this link or by calling 836-6990.