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dc.contributor.authorPapachristou, Ioanna Anna
dc.contributor.authorRosas Casals, Martí
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament de Màquines i Motors Tèrmics
dc.date.accessioned2018-12-11T12:52:51Z
dc.date.available2020-12-06T01:38:30Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.citationPapachristou, I., Rosas-Casals, M. Cities and quality of life. Quantitative modeling of the emergence of the happiness field in urban studies. "Cities", Maig 2019, vol. 88, p. 191-208.
dc.identifier.issn0264-2751
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2117/125634
dc.description.abstractWhere we live affects all aspects of our life and thus our happiness. In recent years, and now for more than half of the population of the Earth, our place of residence or activity has been increasingly transformed into an urban one. However, while the impact of happiness studies has grown in importance during the last twenty years, we note that happiness-related concepts find it difficult to penetrate the planning and design of cities, and affect the field of urban studies. In this paper, we map the temporal evolution of the fields of happiness and urban studies into dynamic networks obtained by paper keywords co-occurrence analysis. We identify the main concepts of the “urban happiness” field and their capacity to agglomerate into coherent thematic clusters. We find that while quality of life and well-being are highly interconnected with some well-defined urban categories, other happiness-related concepts, as subjective well-being or happiness itself, are located in peripheral positions where their influence is minimised. We present a one-parameter spatial network model in order to reproduce the changes in the topology of these networks. Results explain the evolution and the level of interpenetration of these two fields as a function of “conceptual” distances, mapped into Euclidean ones. In addition to other approaches (i.e., co-frequency matrix of bibliometric analysis), complex networks science appears as a valid alternative and opens the way for the systematic study of other academic fields in terms of complex evolving networks.
dc.format.extent18 p.
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/es/
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible
dc.subject.lcshHappiness
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns
dc.subject.lcshQuality of life
dc.subject.otherCities
dc.subject.otherComplex networks
dc.subject.otherEvolving graphs
dc.subject.otherEgo-networks
dc.subject.otherHappiness
dc.subject.otherUrban studies
dc.titleCities and quality of life. Quantitative modeling of the emergence of the happiness field in urban studies
dc.typeArticle
dc.subject.lemacFelicitat
dc.subject.lemacCiutats
dc.subject.lemacQualitat de vida
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. SUMMLab - Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.cities.2018.10.012
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.relation.publisherversionhttps://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S026427511730940X
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
local.identifier.drac23548352
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
local.citation.authorPapachristou, I.; Rosas-Casals, M.
local.citation.publicationNameCities
local.citation.volume88
local.citation.startingPage191
local.citation.endingPage208


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