The paper of Albert Acedo (ESR04) and colleagues has been selected to be the cover of ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information (Volume 7, issue 9). https://bit.ly/2IuBWkT
The citizenship place network of cities is still hidden. Although many authors foresee the spatial structure of a city theoretically, its operationalization remains constrained in urban studies. This research contributes to this discussion through the exploratory examination of the geographical relationship between a sense of place and social capital at the collective and individual level. Using spatial data collected through a web-map-based survey, we found that a sense of place and social capital spatial dimensions had a non-disjointed relationship for approximately half of the participants and showed a spatial clustering when they were aggregated. This research wants to open up the agenda for further research into exploratory place-based geography studies and sets up common ground for other socially-oriented conceptualizations or applications.