Capturing affordances for health and well-being at the city scale

Gloria Niin, Peeter Vassiljev, Tiina Rinne, Simon Bell

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In this chapter, Gloria Niin, Peeter Vassiljev, Tiina Rinne and Simon Bell focus on the application of Public Participatory Geographic Information Systems (PPGIS), sometimes known as “SoftGIS” using the Maptionnaire tool (an existing system originating in Aalto University in Finland and now commercially available to license) for city-level capture of the blue spaces which local people value the most, explaining how to apply it and how to interpret the results for planning purposes, illustrated using the example of Plymouth, United Kingdom.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUrban Blue Spaces
Subtitle of host publicationPlanning and design for water, health and well-being
EditorsSimon Bell, Lora E. Fleming, James Grellier, Friedrich Kuhlmann, Mark J. Nieuwenhuijsen, Mathew P. White
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9780429508486
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-17317-3, 978-0-367-17318-0
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021
MoE publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book


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