Why urban planners should pay attention to restaurant-review sites

MIT researchers have found that online restaurant data can be used to accurately predict key socioeconomic factors for neighborhoods in China, reports the Xinhua news agency. The researchers found that "in nine Chinese cities, the presence of restaurants could effectively predict a neighborhood’s daytime and nighttime population, the number of businesses and overall spending."


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