5th International Symposium on New Metropolitan Perspectives, NMP 2022, Reggio Calabria, Italy, 25 - 27 May 2022, vol.482 LNNS, pp.904-913
© 2022, The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG.This study examines and tests the concept of ‘city love’ in the context of social resilience for urban neighbourhoods. It introduces the notion of ‘city body’ and ‘city soul’ so as to create an operational framework for measuring the citizens’ appreciation and attachment for the local neighbourhood. Particular attention is given to the social bonds in urban community networks and language groups. A quantitative statistical analysis is carried out to test the relationships and determinants of city (or neighbourhood) love, based on extensive statistical, survey and social media data on the city of Rotterdam.