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How Planning and Technology will shape our future cities

How Planning and Technology will shape our future cities



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  • How planning and new technologies will shape the future of our cities
    Dr. Luis G Willumsen
    Budapest, GerbeaudHáz, 4th February 2010
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Transport Planning: meeting emissions targets
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Transport Planning
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Core, long term schemes: metro, toll road
    Flexible Transport Planning
    • Uncertainty and risk can be mitigated with flexibility, guidance and quick response interventions
    • Distinguish major schemes from more flexible interventions
    Semi-flexible schemes: HOT lanes, Bus Rapid Transit
    Short term guidance: pricing, bus services, demonstration schemes
    To provide flexible, quick interventions...
    • Regular updating of models with current information is essential
    • Not all aspects of transport are modellable
    • Travel behaviour does change and can be encouraged in the “right direction”
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Payment methods
    • Smartcards, tags, mobile phones are used to pay securely and quickly
    • This facilitates refined pricing of services (time of day, advance booking, congestion)
    • .....but distances use from payment
    • New, and disruptive, technologies are changing the transport landscape, solving some problems and creating new opportunities
    • The way people relate to the world around us is changing
    • Information,
    • knowledge,
    • modelling,
    • participation,
    • payment methods,
    • environment;
    • Are all affected by new technology
    Location Services
    • We know where you are!
    • SmartPhone Apps provide an interesting source of Augmented Reality (AR) services
    • We increasingly interact with the world assisted by them
    • This will help public (and private) transport
    • Our world is increasingly full of cheap sensors
    • CCTV, even on board
    • Phones, GPS, Bluetooth devices all leave a real time electronic footprint
    • These can be anonymised safely
    • And used as “probes” and, in the future, to build Origin Destination matrices
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Mobile Phone based Location Services
    • Facilitated by LBS, GPS and compass features
    • Always connected to Internet
    • The world around us is increasingly populated by information
    Public Transport real time information
    Augmented Reality
    Browsers providing augmented information on reality based on location and direction of camera: LAYER
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
    Location data for TRANSPORT
    Cell location data can be used to generate trip matrices with accuracy depending on the overhead the operator is willing to incur.
    Spanish Bitcarrier has a “listening” device to track mobile phones, Bluetooth and GPS unit within a 42 metre radius and anonymise it. Useful to measure speeds, identify bottlenecks and generate trip matrices
    Tracking mobile phones NW England from cell data
    BITCARRIER sensors
  • Measures for Liveable European Cities
  • Thank you