Understanding People’s Perceptions of Their Liveable Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of East Bristol (Short Paper)

Authors Elisa Covato, Shelan Jeawak

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Elisa Covato
  • School of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
Shelan Jeawak
  • School of Computer Science and Creative Technologies, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK


We would like to thank Bristol City Council, UK, for providing the data used in this research.

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Elisa Covato and Shelan Jeawak. Understanding People’s Perceptions of Their Liveable Neighbourhoods: A Case Study of East Bristol (Short Paper). In 12th International Conference on Geographic Information Science (GIScience 2023). Leibniz International Proceedings in Informatics (LIPIcs), Volume 277, pp. 24:1-24:6, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2023)


Liveable neighbourhoods are urban planning initiatives that aim to improve the quality of residential areas. In this paper, we focus on the East Bristol Liveable Neighbourhood (EBLN) to understand people’s perceptions of their neighbourhood’s urban reality. We analyse the opinions of citizens collected through the project, by examining their sentiments, the urban subjects they consider, and the language used to express their opinions. The findings of this study offer initial indications to inform urban planning processes and facilitate effective decision-making.

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  • Information systems → Data analytics
  • Computing methodologies → Visual analytics
  • Urban analytics
  • liveable neighbourhoods
  • public participation geographic information system
  • citizen co-design
  • spatio-textual data
  • sentiment analysis
  • language analysis


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