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Place and City: Toward Urban Intelligence

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Nova Information Management School (NOVA IMS), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Campus Campolide, 1070-312 Lisbon, Portugal
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GEOTEC, Institute of New Imaging Technologies, Universitat Jaume I, Av. Vicente Sos Baynat s/n, 12071 Castellón de la Plana, Spain
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Centre for Research in Geomatics, Université Laval, Québec, QC G1V 0A6, Canada
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ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7(9), 346; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijgi7090346
Received: 17 July 2018 / Revised: 11 August 2018 / Accepted: 20 August 2018 / Published: 23 August 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Place-Based Research in GIScience and Geoinformatics)
Place, as a concept, is subject to a lively, ongoing discussion involving different disciplines. However, most of these discussions approach the issue without a geographic perspective, which is the natural habitat of a place. This study contributes to this discourse through the exploratory examination of urban intelligence utilizing the geographical relationship between sense of place and social capital at the collective and individual level. Using spatial data collected through a web map-based survey, we perform an exhaustive examination of the spatial relationship between sense of place and social capital. We found a significant association between sense of place and social capital from a spatial point of view. Sense of place and social capital spatial dimensions obtain a non-disjoint relationship for approximately half of the participants and a spatial clustering when they are aggregated. This research offers a new exploratory perspective for place studies in the context of cities, and simultaneously attempts to depict a platial–social network based on sense of place and social capital, which cities currently lack. View Full-Text
Keywords: urban intelligence; sense of place; social capital; spatial dimension urban intelligence; sense of place; social capital; spatial dimension
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Acedo, A.; Painho, M.; Casteleyn, S.; Roche, S. Place and City: Toward Urban Intelligence. ISPRS Int. J. Geo-Inf. 2018, 7, 346.

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