Tuesday, February 26, 2019

TSU/Oxford is recruiting a Departmental Research Lecturer

The Transport Studies Unit (TSU) and the School of Geography and Environment are recruiting a Departmental Research Lecturer. This post is a full-time, 5-year departmental appointment, research intensive position (75% research). More details here.

TSU is a relatively small research group with some brilliant researchers in an incredibly vibrant department at one of the top universities in the world. This is a great opportunity and I would strongly encourage competitive candidates to apply. The closing date  is 29-Mar-2019.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

How Barcelona is taking city streets back from cars

The team at Vox have produced some interesting videos on urban-related topics. I've posted a few of them here in the blog before. This one below covers the urban planning in Barcelona, which uses superblocks as a means to build more liveable and inclusive urban environments in parts of the city.

This video is actually from 2 years ago but I only saw this video last week (thanks to the recommendation of  Telmo Amand, who was my high-school geography teacher!)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Evidence-based transport planning - event in Rio

In case you're around Rio de Janeiro this Feb 21-22, I'll be joining members of ITDP Brazil and others in a conversation about evidence-based transport planning, GTFS data and accessibility modelling. The event will be broadcast live (in Portuguese) at https://bit.ly/2NgYNTq

On the second day, before the closing of the event, I will give a short presentation on the Access to Opportunities Project, the first steps of the project and our plans for the next couple of years. The program of the event (in Portugese) is in these images below. Click on them to enlarge the image. 

Friday, February 15, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Urban Picture

A very cold Chicago (2019), processed by Pierre Markuse using Copernicus Sentinel data.