Jesús López Baeza

Jesús López Baeza
HafenCity University Hamburg | HCU · Digital City Science

PhD

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Introduction
Dr. Jesús López Baeza holds a PhD in Architecture. He works as Science Lead in CityScienceLab - HafenCity Universität Hamburg, and Project Architect in SPIN Unit Lab Helsinki. He has led and participated in several national and international projects in Europe and Asia. Part of his work encompasses social cohesion, activities and livability of urban spaces, and citizen preferences in urban public spaces, urban identity production, spatial perception, agent-based modeling, among other dynamics.
Additional affiliations
November 2020 - March 2021
HafenCity University Hamburg
Position
  • Science Lead
October 2018 - October 2020
HafenCity University Hamburg
Position
  • Research Associate
September 2015 - September 2018
University of Alicante
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
February 2016 - February 2020
University of Alicante
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 2015 - July 2016
University of Alicante
Field of study
  • Architecture
September 2010 - July 2015
University of Alicante
Field of study
  • Architecture

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Publications (28)
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Harbors are complex sociotechnical systems in which several agents are involved. The Port City Model (PCM) is a project that investigates multimodal land transportation related to cruise tourism, focusing on comfort and efficiency from the user perspective. To do so, it combines data analysis and visualization with simulation of future scenarios. T...
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Este trabajo propone un acercamiento al estudio de la producción de identidad y sentimiento de apropiación espacial en determinados entornos urbanos. Identidad y apropiación son estudiados desde el análisis de hitos y topónimos, utilizando para ello big data desde Foursquare, red social en la cual los usuarios publican sus visitas a lugares. Se ana...
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This paper presents a digital online tool and interaction process that supplies algorithmic analysis and predictive simulation for early-stage urban design proposals within the framework of public competitions. Specifically, the system supports the decision-making of two user groups: 1) planners in the process of developing urban designs proposals...
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Pedestrian activity is a cornerstone for urban sustainability, with key implications for the environment, public health, social cohesion, and the local economy. Therefore, city planners, urban designers, and decision-makers require tools to predict pedestrian mobility and assess the walkability of existing or planned urban environments. For this pu...
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The paper presents a method to operationalize Jan Gehl’s questions for public space into metrics to map Russian monotowns’ urban life in 2017. With the use of social media data, it becomes possible to scale Gehl’s approach from the survey of small urban areas to the analysis of entire cities while maintaining the human scale’s resolution. When unde...
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While the systematic exploration of digital technologies, data, and computer science in the context of development is a major endeavour on its own, building the connection of digital city discourses to issues of urban sustainability emerges as a key challenge in future urban research. This paper gives an outline of how the convergence of these two...
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Los barrios LGTBIQ+ en nuestras ciudades han cumplido una serie de funciones vitales para las personas de este colectivo y para el conjunto de la sociedad. Generalmente identificados a través de la concentración de espacios de consumo que acogen el encuentro entre personas LGTBIQ+, poseen una gran carga simbólica en la lucha por sus derechos y cont...
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What is the relation between digital technologies and public spaces? Are they capable of making each other successful, or is one driving the decline of the other? The path towards the digitalization of social interaction that came along with the digital revolution at the end of the 20th century does not necessarily have a beneficial consequence for...
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Esta comunicación resume una experiencia educativa del primer cuatrimestre del curso 2020-2021 orientada a encontrar argumentos de diseño para arquitecturas que tienen que ver con cuidados de salud, crianza y naturaleza iniciados desde relatos literarios sobre epidemias históricas o aislamientos voluntarios, pensados medidas covid-19 lo mejor que s...
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This study revisits the debate surrounding the definition of neighborhood boundaries by addressing the disconnect between the city’s Administrative Neighborhoods and its functional organization. A method is proposed for dividing the city into more meaningful units through the spatial distribution of urban activities by retrieving data from Google P...
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Measuring the quality of the urban environment has been a matter of research rooted in different fields of knowledge. Several methods and indicators have been deployed through the years, as have horizontal approaches from mixed perspectives. However, currently established indexes to measure urban performance depend on the actual definition of quali...
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The research presented in this paper describes an evaluation of the impact of spatial interventions in public spaces, measured by social media data. This contribution aims at observing the way a spatial intervention in an urban location can affect what people talk about on social media. The test site for our research is Domplatz in the center of Ha...
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A combination of Telecom tracking data, Instagram posts, and a summary of data extracted from person-counting sensors and vehicle parking records were utilized to simulate and evaluate scenarios transferring cruise passengers from Hamburg Central Station to several cruise terminals.
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Inclusiveness can be considered a requirement for contemporary statements in urban and landscape design referring to age, condition, gender or nature. But how is inclusiveness influenced by spatial design? Can this relation be measured or proven? And more precisely, which interactions are considered across different generations or between human and...
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During the turn of the 19th century in Vienna, a novel and unique artistic style was pursued. In German, “der Wiener Stil” was intended to differentiate the Habsburg Empire’s style from the previous historicist tradition, and from the aesthetics trends followed by the rest of European countries. This search for an own identity is approached from se...
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The following work presents several trans-disciplinary resources for understanding cities beyond just their physical form and spatial processes. The conceptualization of cities from a top-down, modern and post- modern approach to the form-function duality lacks multiple dimensions, which need to be studied in order to gain a proper understanding of...
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The paper presents a method to operationalise Jan Gehl’s categorisation of dweller’s activity patterns in public space using Foursquare data. The ‘Urban Activity Wheel’ method is instrumental in showing how location based social media data is beneficial to understand the distribution and variety of contemporary activity patterns. Re-organising both...
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Es un hecho que la forma de una ciudad, de un barrio, de casa se han constituido durante siglos mediante superposición de capas conformadas por los anhelos de sus habitantes y la intuición de sus gobernantes, siendo estudiadas durante décadas como entidades duraderas e inmutables. Sin embargo, una parte de las ciencias sociales considera relevante...
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Este trabajo explica cómo comparar fuentes documentales y materiales gráficos producidos por estudiantes de arquitectura a lo largo de un semestre de aprendizaje a partir de técnicas de etiquetado digital, mejorando estándares de técnicas basadas en la visión artificial de libre uso disponibles en la aplicación Google Vision API. Se incluye una con...
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Purpose – In the context of digital spatial analysis and modeling urban space and processes, this article presents a methodology to update and operationalize Jan Gehl’s traditional observations on activities people engage in public urban space. We aim to show how shared (big) data can help to understand contemporary urban processes and retool urban...
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During the recent years, the use of social media has become a popular way of establish and maintain social interaction and relationships. For those networks based on geolocation (LBSN), their link to the urban environment and physical space offer great possibilities in regards to the observation, research and description of such. This paper uses pu...
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Since few years, a growing number of researchers has started to develop methods to use Location-Based Social Networks to describe socio-spatial patterns of the city. Beside the more consolidated positions of Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become, since its founding in 2010, one of the most used social networking in the world. In early 2015, it...
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This study will compare the results of measuring Urban Complexity using Shannon-Wiener index in two different methods. Using a joint dataset retrieved from Foursquare API, we will measure the degree of urban complexity of every street 1. relating every amenity to the closest street segment in a computational way and then applying the calculation to...
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El análisis del espacio público urbano a partir de su dimensión perceptual ha sido, tradicionalmente, un recurso fundamental para reconocer qué características físicas lo diferencian y le confieren actividad y vitalidad. Esta aproximación es particularmente relevante en entornos urbanos transformados. Conocer la percepción social sobre el espacio p...
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Since few years, a growing number of researchers has started to develop methods to use Location-Based Social Networks to describe socio-spatial patterns of the city. Beside the more consolidated positions of Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become, since its founding in 2010, one of the most used social networking in the world. In early 2015, it...
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Since few years, a growing number of researchers has started to develop methods to use Location-Based Social Networks to describe socio-spatial patterns of the city. Beside the more consolidated positions of Facebook and Twitter, Instagram has become, since its founding in 2010, one of the most used social networking in the world. In early 2015, it...

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“(…) what can we learn about users from the growing number of visualizations of their physical activity on social media? What are the intentions, conditions, and situations under which these digital traces are produced and understood? How do these geocoded data inform our understanding of mobility, the meaning of physical place, and identity performance that occurs via location-based social media?” (Schwartz and Halegoua, 2014: 2)