The Importance Of Urban Emotions

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Perception and expectation of citizens is an important factor in urban planning, settlement and management. Hence, there is a need of a participatory citizen centric planning of urban settlement based on spatial data. These perception and expectation may be represented in terms of emotions. Determining Urban Emotions is an approach which can be used to map different types of emotions associated with urbanization. In the recent years, some new methods have been presented for the area of urban and spatial planning, resulting in a fundamental change of the understanding of urban planning. Geographical information system acts as a key factor for analyzing urban emotions from various types of data. This paper presents the review of ongoing research …show more content…
Urban emotion aims to understand how people’s feelings get affected by features of the current environment, green spaces, air pollution, water pollution, noise pollution, affects of industrialization, land degradation, road condition, and other geographical factors.

Better urban planning approaches are needed to build a city into a smart city. Smart cities are the cities that are able to operate in a sustainable, efficient and intelligent manner and require smart infrastructure with advanced sensing capabilities that extend beyond mere technical subtitles, thereby possibly benefitting architects and citizens of the cities. It means smart citizens can make intelligent cities. It relies on the idea that only citizens can make a city really intelligent. It needs to be tackled both from technological view point and human centric view point that a city requires smart citizens to be intelligent themselves.

There are two types of monitoring approaches used for determining Urban Emotions-
I. Spatial monitoring approach [1] and
II. Psycho-physiological monitoring approach [1]
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Mental Maps [1] [2] tries to analyze the quality in a physical object which gives it a high probability of evoking a strong image in a given observer. The study of human emotion using mental map is basically known from Kevin Lynch and the research of Image of the City. Psycho-geography [1] is a term applied to an inventive strategies used for exploring cities, which includes anything that takes citizens off their predictable paths and include them into a new awareness of the urban landscape. The study of human emotion using psycho- geography came into existence during the urban transformation process in Paris in the year 1950. The determination of Urban Emotion figures out the use of technical sensor data and human sensor data. The technical sensor data is obtained in the context of measurements from calibrated bio-sensors whereas; the human sensor data is obtained in the context of subjective observations by citizens residing in that particular

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