Innovate 4 Cities: Science and Innovation partnerships driving inclusive, resilient, and climate-neutral cities

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Title: Social media data for city-level vulnerability assessments

Abstract: Limiting warming to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels will require transformative systemic change and increased capability to integrate scientific, technological, and social dimensions. As a response, novel sources of data combined with data-driven logics and advanced spatial modelling techniques have the potential for transformative change in the role of information in urban vulnerability assessments. However, little practical guidance exists on the potential opportunities offered by crowdsourced geographic information such as social media data for enhancing adaptive capacities in urban areas. Building upon a review of spatial studies mobilizing Twitter and Facebook data, this contribution explores the opportunities offered by such digital information for providing dynamic, spatially-explicit assessments of urban vulnerability, and discuss the ways these can help developing more dynamic strategies and tools for urban planning and disaster risk management.
Period14 Oct 2021
Event typeConference
Degree of RecognitionInternational