Analyzing the relationships between citizens' emotions and their momentary satisfaction in urban public spaces

Minou Weijs-Perrée (Corresponding author), Gamze Z. Dane, Pauline E.W. van den Berg

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Samenvatting

It is recognized that the urban environment, and specifically better-experienced urban public space, contribute to people's subjective well-being. However, research on people's momentary subjective well-being (i.e., emotional state) in relation to the multiple aspects of urban public spaces is still limited. Therefore, the aim of this study was to analyze people's emotional state and how this is influenced by the momentary satisfaction with urban public spaces, and also controlling for personal and experience characteristics. Data of 1056 momentary experiences of 161 citizens regarding the urban public space in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, were collected by means of an experience sampling method (ESM). These data were analyzed using a mixed multinomial logit (MMNL) model for each dimension of people's momentary subjective well-being (i.e., sense of security, comfort, happiness, and annoyance). Results of this study showed that people were happier when they were satisfied with the atmosphere of the public space and felt more secure, comfortable, and less annoyed when they were more satisfied with traffic safety. Results could be used by policymakers and urban planners to create inclusive urban public spaces where people have more positive experiences, which eventually could lead to happier, comfortable, more secure and less annoyed citizens.

Originele taal-2Engels
Artikelnummer7921
Aantal pagina's20
TijdschriftSustainability
Volume12
Nummer van het tijdschrift19
DOI's
StatusGepubliceerd - okt. 2020

Financiering

Funding: This research was funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 730280, as part of the ‘regeneration and optimization of cultural heritage in creative and knowledge cities—ROCK’ project and Actieagenda Ruimtelijk Ontwerp 2017–2020 of the Rijksoverheid of the Netherlands. This research was funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation program under grant agreement No. 730280, as part of the 'regeneration and optimization of cultural heritage in creative and knowledge cities-ROCK' project and Actieagenda Ruimtelijk Ontwerp 2017-2020 of the Rijksoverheid of the Netherlands. Acknowledgments: We want to thank the municipality of Eindhoven for their help with distributing the questionnaire among their panel of citizens. Finally, we want to thank the respondents for their participation in this research and all their efforts to report their momentary experiences in the city.

FinanciersFinanciernummer
European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme730280

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