The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis


Urban Dynamics Lab

Spatial analytics for urban and regional development

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Inclusive Growth – Inclusive Places?

What is inclusive growth and can it be quantified and modelled to help policymakers make economic development decisions that include social dimensions, and aim to benefit more tiers of society and place, addressing structural and spatial inequalities?

Common Futures: a new agenda for action to tackle divisions in society

The Common Futures Network, of which Urban Dynamics Lab Co-Investigator Professor Michael Batty is a member, calls for a ‘new agenda for action to tackle divisions in society’.

Pedestrian demand and transport evaluation

A paper on Estimating pedestrian demand for active transport evaluation and planning recently published by Urban Dynamics Lab Research Associate Dr Ashley Dhanani,  Dr Lusine Tarkhanyan and Prof Laura Vaughan, looks at methods of using built environment indicators to predict pedestrian activity and suggests ways this methodology could be used for active transport policy and infrastructure planning.

Scales of urban inequality

Recently, urban dynamics lab Research Associate, Clémentine Cottineau, based at CASA attended the URBANICS III workshop in Chile and presented her work on a dynamic meta-analysis of Zipf’s law. URBANICS is an interdisciplinary workshop on Urban Dynamics organised by a team of geographers, economists, mathematicians and computer scientists in Chile.

Place-based policy and spatial analytics

Our recent Urban Dynamics Lab policy network workshop on ‘Driving growth across the whole country?

Data, evidence and decentralisation

It’s always good to have an opportunity to get out and find out about all the great work that is happening in cities and beyond.

Inclusive and Healthy Mobility

Inclusive and Healthy Mobility – Understanding Trends in Concessionary Travel in the West Midlands

The way we travel on a daily basis is intimately linked to our social experience, lifestyles, health and well-being. In most cases, we do not travel for its own sake; we rather derive the need for travel from the pursuit of activities at a different location. Scaled up to a city or region, everyday mobility can reflect the differential distribution of material and social welfare.



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