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The geography of city liveliness and consumption: evidence from location-based big data

Wu, Wenjie, Wang, Jianghao, Li, Chengyu and Wang, Mark (2016) The geography of city liveliness and consumption: evidence from location-based big data. SERC Discussion Papers (SERCDP0201). Spatial Economics Research Centre (SERC), London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK.

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Understanding the complexity in the connection between city liveliness and spatial configurationsfor consumptive amenities has been an important but understudied research field in fast urbanising countries like China. This paper presents the first step towards filling this gap though location-based big data perspectives. City liveliness is measured by aggregated spacetime human activity intensities using mobile phone positioning data.Consumptive amenities are identified by point-of-interest data from Chinese Yelp website (dian ping). The results provide the insights into the geographic contextual uncertainties of consumptive amenities in shaping the rise and fall in the vibrancy of city liveliness.

Item Type: Monograph (Discussion Paper)
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Additional Information: © 2017 The Authors
Divisions: Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD100 Land Use
Sets: Research centres and groups > Spatial Economics Research Centre
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2017 09:45
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2021 00:43
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council

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