THE ROLE OF PUBLIC SPACES TO ACHIEVE CITY’S WELL-BEING THROUGH GEOSPATIAL ANALYSIS: A CASE STUDY OF ABBOTTABAD CITY, PAKISTAN
Scientific research into the environmental and experiential factors that contribute to human happiness has grown into a large and expanding body of work. As city growth is increasing day by day in an uncontrollable manner, it directly affects the infrastructure of the city as well as the mental health of its residents. Urban happiness can be described as a philosophy that gives people a positive perception of the place and encourages them to stay there for a long time and/or want to live there again with the same experience. The aim of this research paper is to analyze geospatial quantitative research based on previously defined parameters for urban happiness in a city. Happy place mapping aims to identify long-term urban satisfaction, as well as the reasons that make areas happy from the visitors' perspective, as well as design interventions to improve or build it. With the use of SPSS, QGIS, and questionnaires, the method consists of surveys, observations, and questionnaires. A survey was conducted in Abbottabad's public space (Jadoon Plaza). These considerations and techniques are expected to be helpful to developers, urban designers, and planners in their efforts to create positive user interfaces and set city-shaping policies.