Recent studies have shown that with the increase of urbanisation, local residents more and more stay away from their village or their neighbourhood. This indicates that the everyday landscape can no longer satisfy the needs of the individuals - especially the needs of identificaction and social inter-action. This study tried to find out - by way of empirical investigations - why these needs can no longer be satisfied and how the everyday landscape could be revitalized. It was found that the existing social structures which make the residents adapt to collective norms prevent the satisfaction of these need and that the function of the everyday landscape can only be reactivated by creating sheltered frameworks which allow the individuals to have an influence on shapping the landscape.