Journal of Japan Society of Civil Engineers, Ser. D3 (Infrastructure Planning and Management)
Online ISSN : 2185-6540
ISSN-L : 2185-6540
Infrastructure Planning and Management Vol.34 (Special Issue)
EVALUATION OF THE FUNCTION OF LOCAL ASSETS ON SOCIAL NETWORK FORMATION
Hitomu KOTANI
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2017 Volume 73 Issue 5 Pages I_19-I_33

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Changes of a physical property in a local asset such as a park and a shopping street may result in changes in the number or variety of participants in festivals and rituals that are held there. Changes of participants may also lead to new collaboration in the activity, through which interactions in daily life would also expand. This expansion of social networks can be regarded as a value that the physical property brings.
This article, first, demonstrates that existing social network formation models are insufficient for the evaluation of the above function of local assets, and then the article presents our proposed method that overcomes the problems. The method applies a multilayer network formation model which expresses interaction in collaborative activity and in daily life with different network layers. The method could evaluate the function of the collaborative activity itself and the physical property in local assets through measuring the effect of new collaboration in the activity on the network formation in daily life. Through the above process, this article seeks to indicate a direction of the development of a methodology for the evaluation of the function of local assets on social network formation.

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