Understanding sentiments and activities in green spaces using a social data-driven approach

In A. Visvizi & M. Lytras (Eds.), Smart Cities. Elsevier. Pages 77-107

This chapter builds on existing research highlighting the potential wellbeing benefits of nature by exploring largescale effects of green spaces for people in urban areas. To do this the researchers examined sentiment, emotion, and activities of people in Melbourne, Australia, focusing on the role of being in and around urban green spaces, across seasons and days, as well as the types of activities undertaken. These findings could help inform urban planning authorities, managers, and online recommendation systems, and could be extended to consider the effects of a range of different types of green spaces including those with different vegetation characteristics.