Please note that this RPG Seminar will be held virtually via Zoom at the normal time [19 February 2021 (Friday), 13:00 p.m.]
Please be ready 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.
With a unique capacity to tolerate and assimilate various cultural strands and individuals embedded in different social networks, cities involve not only physical spaces but also complex social interactions and derived social ties. As opposed to strong ties such as kin-network seen in private spaces, the anonymity of urban life leads to looser ties among people which are commonly related to urban (semi) public spaces. In a contemporary metropolitan context, the ubiquitous co-presence pattern of urbanites in the same time and place is a form of interpersonal intimacy construction and a pre-condition of further human interactions or urban vitality.
Due to the limitation of traditional data sources, past literature mainly focused on human interactions happened in a single type of public space or limited research period. This study aims to amplify the research scope by taking advantage of human activity-related big data sources to unravel the co-presence pattern in four typical public spaces, namely, public transit, open shared spaces, street alongside, and “third places”. The results are expected to help us understand deep-rooted human behaviour characteristics, nature of urban life, as well as the dynamics of different social networks in cities.
About the Speaker
Ms. Jiangyue WU is a second-year Ph.D student in the Department of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Hong Kong. She obtained her Master’s degree in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor’s degree in the South China University of Technology. Her research focuses on travel behavior analysis driven by big data sources, transport policy and planning, and spatial-temporal data visualizations. She is particularly interested in understanding riders’ pattern and potential influencing factors in Hong Kong’s metro transit system.
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