Yobelo has always strived to help people find their best city and place to live, but what happens when cities aren’t at their best? Cities have always had their upsides and downsides, but their negative characteristics have been amplified in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has caused urban areas to become increasingly difficult places to reside.
However, there is something that cities still have which people can enjoy, even when leaving the house becomes a scarce practice: green spaces. The parks and open areas in cities have proven to be a safe haven for residents cooped up in their tiny apartments, forced to work, eat, relax, exercise, and more within the confines of their four walls.
During the pandemic, our team helped to organize research studies that aimed to help people find open and uncrowded spaces to exercise or simply get some fresh air. In particular, we worked with individuals with health risks, such as asthma or allergies, and psychological conditions, like anxiety and depression, to ensure that they were able to find the safest zones and routes for them to properly relax and decompress.
Using an online questionnaire, we were able to communicate with people and direct them towards what their best and most secure outdoor space options would be according to our calculations. The coronavirus pandemic has revealed the necessity of green spaces for maintaining our physical and mental health, and many individuals have left urban areas or are considering relocating to the countryside.
Yobelo has always been centered around the mission to help people find their best environment, not just for work purposes, but also in relation to general wellbeing. Now more than ever, people are realizing just how much where they live can impact their health, and we continue to strive to optimize peoples’ satisfaction with their environment.