Simulating Urban Flows (surf)

The aim of this research is to fundamentally alter our understanding of daily urban movement patterns through a combination of ‘big data’ analysis and cutting-edge computer simulation. It will develop new methods to produce data that will help us to address key issues in crime and health. This research will first develop new geographical methods that can make sense of these data and derive information about peoples’ daily movements in space and time. It then proposes to develop a computer simulation of city-wide daily urban movements that will be calibrated automatically from streams of crowd-sourced data.

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