Urban Mind App

Urban Mind is an app that measures your experience of city living in the moment. This Public Life is collaborating with Urban Mind to produce a digital art exhibition related to the study.

After downloading and installing the app on your smartphone, Urban Mind requires you to provide some basic information about your lifestyle and mental wellbeing. Once you have provided this, you will be asked to answer a series of questions about your current urban environment, lifestyle and mental wellbeing, seven times per day over a period of one week.

During each assessment you will also have the option of taking a photograph of the ground or floor where you are standing and/or a 15 second audio recording of your surrounding environment. These photographs and audio files will be used in a digital art exhibition related to the study.

By collecting real-time data, Urban Mind will be able to understand how different aspects of the urban environment affect mental wellbeing.

The results will inform future urban planning and social policy aimed at improving design and health. This is a pilot study that will inform the development of a larger international investigation.

Urban Mind is a collaboration between King’s College LondonJ&L Gibbons,NomadA&E,Van Alen Institute and Sustainable Society Network+.

Download the Urban Mind App from iTunes here or read more about the initiative here.