Bugs, daylight savings time and park benches that poke you in the posterior if you sit on them too long: how are these related crime?
Be still my heart, this article is from Environmental Psychology godfather Harold Proshansky - he who coined the term "place identity".
Get your teeth sunk into this bad boy:
The assumption made in this paper is that the development of self-identity is not restricted to making distinctions between oneself and significant others, but extends with no less importance to objects and things, and the very spaces and places in which they are found. If the child learns 'who he is' by virtue of his relationship with those who satisfy his needs by taking care of him, then it follows that contributing to that same self-knowledge are the toys, clothes, rooms, and whole array of physical things and settings that also satisfy and support his existence. There is not only the distinction between himself and 'my mommy', but also the difference between himself and 'my room'. The room is different and distinct from what he is, but by belonging to him and satisfying him it serves to continually define his own bodily experiences and consciousness as a separate and distinct individual. In effect, the subjective sense of self is defined and expressed not simply by one's relationship to other people, but also by one's relationships to the various physical settings that define and structure day-to-day life.
May I suggest that you continue to read. It is such a delightful concept.