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Mingshu Wang

NIAS-Lorentz Theme Group Fellow

Project title

The nexus of the built environment, organizational vitality, and social networks

Project description

Organizations play a crucial role in urban neighborhoods, connecting and empowering residents by providing resources and access to various aspects of urban life. Integrating the built environment into our understanding of organizational behavior in the geo-social landscape is an underexplored area, despite its potential to directly influence social connectivity.

Through an integrated interdisciplinary approach, the NIAS-Lorenz theme group aims to gain a deeper understanding of the mechanisms underlying the relationship between the built environment, social processes, and organizations. Amsterdam provides the ideal setting for this research, considering its demographic context and data availability.

As a member of the group, Mingshu Wang aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the built environment’s features and establish quantitative connections between these characteristics and various aspects of organizational vitality and social networks. He will utilize diverse geospatial data at various scales, combined with spatial models and explainable machine learning techniques.