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Interdisciplinary Work to Monitor Shared Spaces Around Bristol

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15 February 2016

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From mid-February until mid-March 2016, the research team is inviting people in Bristol to give their opinions from using Facebook and Twitter. The collated opinions will form the basis for further investigation of these shared spaces, including monitoring and intervention. A map and instructions can be found on Facebook at ( and the teams Twitter handle is @ShareBristol.

The project is a collaboration between Bristol academics Dr Suzanne Audrey, Senior Research Fellow in Public Health, Dr Ute Leonards, Reader in Neuropsychology, and Dr Dima Damen, Lecturer in Computer Vision. The team has received funding from the Cabot Institute, the University's cross-disciplinary research institute, which focuses on today's social and environmental challenges.

Second year computer science student Tuana Celik created social media webpages for the Shared Bristol study. She said: 'The platform enables people who live in Bristol to easily give their opinion on shared places around Bristol, and view other peoples comments. They are free to place their comments on a map of the city. As the map gets populated, we will be able to get a clearer view of our city's shared spaces.'