The concept of Place Attachment gathers importance in todays mobile and multicultural society. Some theoretical issues are being addressed by the researchers in this symposium. Fried argues that place attachment is a rich and variable tapestry which reflects core features of an individual's life and that the dynamics of place attachment modulate over time in conjunction with lifespan experiences and inner developments. Moore & Garcia Mira contrast the experience of rootedness and attachment to place across two cultures (England and Spain) and point to the difference in focus of the level of rootedness. Brown, Perkins & Brown ask how long-term residents experience gradual neighbourhood decline and population change and whether their place attachment acts as a resource which may foster neighbourhood improvements or whether it may have the opposite effect. Giuliani, Ferrara & Barabotti focus on multiple place attachments of a high mobility population to expand current theory of affective bonds with place. Speller, Lyons & Twigger-Ross suggest that there are particular conditions which need to exist for place attachment to occur. The final contribution will be made by Puddifoot by taking a closer look at the notion of the residential researcher.