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Urban activities in Finland

Urban activities in Finland

We cooperated with the URMI team to develop a method to operationalise Jan Gehl’s categorisation of dweller’s activity patterns in public space using locations based social media data. The ‘Urban Activity Wheel’ method is instrumental in showing how location based social media data is beneficial to understand the distribution and variety of contemporary activity patterns. Re-organising both location-based social media data and statistical sources, unearths emerging activity patterns across scales from local to regional city making. Urban Activity Wheel shifts focus from the traditional functional analysis of urban space towards understanding activities and, thus, the human perspective of use, practices and new agencies.

Here a few images from the URMI project, presenting the categorisation of urban amenities in Finland.

Year:2019Full Project:URMIShare: