Zeus

Spatial analysis and experience analysis for a socially sustainable urban development.

The aims of this project is to

  1. analyze urban population distribution in relation to spatial accessibility to environmental qualities (affordances), used as both an environmental feature of a situation and a non-deterministic precondition for an activity
  2. assess the effects of presence or absence of accessibilities to such affordances on inhabitants’ experiences of Stockholm and Knivsta, Sweden.

The affordances of focus herein are within the realms of ecosystem services and simultaneously of urban services, e.g. workplaces, amenities and public transports. Objectives of this project include developing, in PhD-projects, a methodology to evaluate and model spatial accessibility to both ecosystem services and simultaneously to urban services, and to evaluate how such access impact on inhabitants’ everyday experiences.

A second objective is to develop a publically available database by constructing primary levels of data from 1) a PPGIS study; 2) spatial distribution of the population; and 4) data about the ecosystem service of temperature regulation.

At later stages in the project we aim to include data on noise-and air pollution as well as a greater number of ecosystem services.

The project draws on PPGIS study called ‘varardittstockholm.se’. This PPGIS is designed to capture positive and negative experiences of the citizens of Stockholm. Questions also revolve around affordances that generate such emotions and experiences. This PPGIS will be used also in Knivsta.

Forskningsgrupp

Stephan Barthel

Associate professor in Geospatial information technology

Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Develompent

 

E-mail: stephan.barthel@hig.se

Phone: +46 763 605 705

Noah Linder

Doctoral student in Applied Psychology

Department of Building, Energy and Environmental Engineering

Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Develompent

 

E-mail: noah.linder@hig.se

Phone: +46 737 240 508

Karl Samuelsson

Doctoral student in Geospatial information technology

Department of Industrial Development, IT and Land Management
Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development

 

E-mail: karl.samuelsson@hig.se

Phone:
Switchboard: +46 266 485 00
Cellphone: +46 737 590 850

Published by: Anna Jernberg Page responsible: Gunilla Mårtensson Updated: 2018-10-17
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