Assessing Subjective Perspectives On Neighbourhoods As A Complementary Method For Qualitative Calculus Of Social Risk: The Case Of MRSZ In Zaragoza


The assessment of social risk has traditionally been based on the quantification of objective data on demography, economy or morphology. At the project “Social Risk Map of Zaragoza” (MRSZ in Spanish) we are developing complementary methods that are focused on the importance of the various ways of living that take place in Zaragoza’s neighbourhoods. Part of that study is based on what we have named “Subjective Potential for Urban Auto-regeneration Index” (IPSAU in Spanish), obtained from the answers of a survey on subjective perceptions that citizens have about their neighbourhoods. This article’s goals are, hence, to explain how and why this index was obtained and, most importantly, to present its results, which will be compared to the ones provided by other similar studies that were previously developed in Zaragoza based on quantitative data.

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Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Carlos Cámara-Menoyo
Architect. PhD. Lecturer. Life-long Learner. Transdisciplinary.

I love learning, teaching and researching, as well as sharing and visualizing data, specially with maps. I have a technical and social background and my multiple research interests are centered around the commodifications between cities, technology and society within informationalism and free culture paradigm. So far, I have applied that approach on the topic of social and spatial inequities.