Changes of Urban Activities and Behaviors Due to COVID-19 in Japan
8 Pages Posted: 7 May 2020 Last revised: 18 May 2020
Date Written: May 6, 2020
The social-distancing measures implemented as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic have changed the socio-economic activities in urban areas. This study analyzes these behavioral changes in four Japanese metropolitan areas based on mobility data provided by Google and Apple. The results show that regular patterns of behavior have been significantly disrupted by COVID-19, and that the behavioral inhibition manifests differently depending upon urban structure and climatic factors.
Keywords: COVID-19, Social distancing, Mobility data, Lifestyle, Climatic conditions
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