Friday, May 27, 2016

Commuting hinterland of major UK cities

Alasdair Rae (who has a great blog by the way) has posted a nice short collection of maps comparing the commuting hinterland of some major UK cities.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Simulados: agent-based computer simulations

A nice video of the Barcelona Supercomputing Center on the use of agent-based computer simulations to study societies. Via Andy Kirk.

Sunday, May 22, 2016


true story

Thursday, May 19, 2016

I'm presenting at UCL next week - Transport legacy and the redistribution of Urban Accessibility

I'm giving a talk at the Bartlett School of Planning UCL next week. Feel free to come by and say hello if you're around.

I will present a case study on the transport legacies of the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and discuss the distributive aspects of how such developments affect different income groups in terms of their transport accessibility to hospitals, schools and job opportunities. This is one of the papers of my doctoral research, so I'd be glad to get any feedback  if I don't put the audience to sleep 

There is more info about the event here. Thanks Beatriz Mella for the invitation.

Saturday, May 14, 2016

How I feel trying to solve a problem in my research

This is how I've been spending my days lately. #PhDlife

Friday, May 13, 2016

Electric car fact of the day

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Traffic Jam without bottleneck

I guess one could say gridlocks are one of the causes of traffic jam when there is no bottleneck. This video shows a real demonstration of this.  (via ‎Gonçalo Correia)

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Justice and ethical concerns in Energy decisions

The latest issue of Nature Energy is out. There is an interesting paper that puts together a miscellaneous of concepts from different theories in political philosophy to build an "energy justice framework centred on availability, affordability, due process, transparency and accountability, sustainability, equity and responsibility".

The authors recognize eventual conflicts between these different ideas but I think they don't make it very clear how the ethical framework they propose actually overcomes such conflicts. In any case, it's a good read. 

Thanks Tim Schwanen for the tip.