Descriptive and Network Post-Occupancy Evaluation of the Urban Public Space through Social Media: A Case Study of Bryant Park, NY
1.1. Urban Public Spaces and Post-Occupancy Evaluation
In modern cities, urban public spaces, such as parks, gardens, plazas, and streets, play a big role in people’s social activities, physical activities, mental health, and overall well-being [1,2]. Urban public spaces are a part of urban green spaces which provide ecological services in microclimate, air quality, carbon sequestration, biodiversity, and habitat provision . They are also an essential part of human welling because of the benefits of social interactions and engagement . The World Health Organization  and Gehl Institute have listed qualities of successful urban public spaces in categories of protection, comfort, and enjoyment. Other important factors that attract people’s usage and engagement are cleanliness, naturalness, aesthetics, safety, access, and appropriateness of development .
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