Invited Talk Michael Szell at Urban Complex Systems
October 27 @ 11:00 - 12:00
Making cities better with human-centric urban data science
Making our cities better and sustainable is key to solving the climate and urban transport crises. To this end, urban data science offers new tools to quantify societal problems in cities and to propose human-centric solutions to policy makers. In this talk I outline our recent and ongoing efforts towards that end, focusing on urban transport and vulnerable road users. I discuss inequalities between transport modes through mobility space and collision threat distributions, and automated methods based on network science to generate and merge bicycle networks and to identify their gaps, for different urban development stages. All research comes with concrete policy recommendations that significantly increase urban livability, public health, and decarbonization.