Urban Dynamics Lab

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Inclusive and Healthy Mobility

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Inclusive and Healthy Mobility – Understanding Trends in Concessionary Travel in the West Midlands The way we travel on a Continue reading

Pedestrian demand and transport evaluation

Monday, 12 June 2017

A paper on Estimating pedestrian demand for active transport evaluation and planning recently published by Urban Dynamics Lab Research Associate Continue reading

Place-based policy and spatial analytics

Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Our recent Urban Dynamics Lab policy network workshop on ‘Driving growth across the whole country? Place-based policymaking and spatial analytics’ Continue reading


The angular nature of road networks

Carlos Molinero, Elsa Arcaute, Rob Murcio

Quantifying Retail Agglomeration using Diverse Spatial Data
Duccio Piovani, Vassilis Zachariadis, Michael Batty

Estimating pedestrian demand for active transport evaluation and planning

Ashley Dhanani,  Lusine Tarkhanyan, Laura Vaughan

Diverse cities or the systematic paradox of urban scaling laws

Clémentine Cottineau, Erez Hatna, Elsa Arcaute, Michael Batty

The geography of Twitter topics in London

Paul Longley, Guy Lansley

Cities and Regions in Britain through hierarchical percolation

Elsa Arcaute, Carlos Molinero, Erez Hatna, Roberto Murcio, Camilo Vargas-Ruiz, A. Paolo Masucci, Michael Batty

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