Until now, the first and the only Census conducted in Ukraine was in 2001. Due to the absence of government agencies, Ukraine is lack of actual data, which can tell the country’s socio-demographic characteristics. The need of the data allows this study to seek alternative compensation for this data gap. In this way, the information decoded from different informal social media platforms can tell how people actually use their urban space (user, location, time and duration, activity type, frequency, etc.), which provide a lens to mine the value (either to preserve the postindustrial heritage as social activity containers, or to reprogram it according to user’s actual need) of the Podil post-industrial area.
The study intends to create visualization to summary Podil people’s collective profile from Facebook, to map people’s activity with the geolocations, to find the places in Podil that have the greatest potential to create social venue.
This part of the study used the data provided by Booking.com, TripAdvisor, Google Review, and Flickr in order to study and summarize Podil people’s living, eating and playing behavior in the district, with specific geolocation information. The final report includes future urban design strategy and tourism route planning recommendation.