Sunday, February 18, 2018

What happens when the idea of integrating transport and land use is taken a bit too far

Transport Oriented Development (TOD) in Chongqing, China. I saw this via Paola Castaneda

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Urban Picture

Hisashimichi interchange in the city of Hachioji, in Tokyo Metropolitan Area.  You can see this interchange on OpenStreetMap, here. Thanks Pedro Geaquinto for sharing the OSM link!

photo credit: ?

Friday, February 9, 2018

A survey of the literature on mobile phone datasets analysis

A good paper giving a nice overview of the research using mobile phone datasets (mostly CDR data). A lot of interesting research looking at human mobility patterns, spatial and temporal networks, urban and regional development. This paper is already 3 years old, though, and things move fairly quickly in this type of research.

Some of the authors covered in this review are on Twitter. I've tagged them here and here in case you'd like to follow them.

Blondel, V. D., Decuyper, A., & Krings, G. (2015). A survey of results on mobile phone datasets analysis. EPJ Data Science, 4(1), 10.

In this paper, we review some advances made recently in the study of mobile phone datasets. This area of research has emerged a decade ago, with the increasing availability of large-scale anonymized datasets, and has grown into a stand-alone topic. We survey the contributions made so far on the social networks that can be constructed with such data, the study of personal mobility, geographical partitioning, urban planning, and help towards development as well as security and privacy issues.

image credit: Wang et al. 2009

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Waiting for my supervisors' feedback



More work needs to be done ... of course

Carnival is taken very seriously in Brazil

And now, back to writing.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Thoughtful thread on the future of shared, autonomous and electric mobility

For those not familiar with Twitter, click on this link to read the full thread.

On a related note, Tim Schwanen pointed out to this interesting piece about the State led emerging role of China in electric mobility industry.