The Cities team hold a number of international/national events and workshops each year.
Image: Symposium on Applied Urban Modelling (AUM)
The AUM is a series of annual symposia on applied urban simulation models that offer insights into urban change and the realisation of practical policy initiatives. Since the launch of the AUM series in 2011, the symposia have attracted delegates from diverse disciplines, universities, professional institutions and government agencies in many countries.
The 2015 AUM examined the theme of Green Cities and discussed the subject of rail-led urban innovation in the wider context of urban sustainability.
San Francisco Workshop on rail-led urban innovation
CSIC jointly convened a specialist workshop on rail-led urban innovation, in October 2014, with the UK Science and Innovation Network in San Francisco, with industry sponsorship from AECOM and Arup.
The workshop engaged closely with industry professionals, government agencies and standard setters. CSIC Director Dr Jennifer Schooling and Co-Investigator Dr Ying Jin were among 25 speakers and chairs at the workshop, which provided a rare opportunity for experts to hear the first-hand experience of successful major project delivery and examine common lessons and repeatable solutions to help reshape cities around the globe.
The workshop considered innovative examples to reshape cities including London, Tokyo, New York and San Francisco. The outcomes will be published as a key reference for building consensus in maximising the societal benefits of rail investment and set new standards for emerging high-density areas around train and metro stations.
Adaptive Zoning for TfL
Department for Transport and Transport for London (TfL) has invited CSIC to present our adaptive zoning technique. This technique is a novel way to enlarge the modelled geographic area (to, for example, the whole of the British Isles or even the EU), speed up computer model simulation tests, and account for nationally important traffic on congested local transport links.
TfL has offered data, practical models and advice on policy tests for further research leading to beta-testing of a road traffic assignment model capable of assessing the demand for car, bus, lorry, cycle and pedestrian movements in complex London streets. This work will input into the on-going transformation of roads, land use and associate infrastructure in the UK.
CSIC is part of the Visions and Growth working group of Cambridge Ahead – a business and academic member group dedicated to the successful and sustainable growth of the Cambridge city region.
Cambridge Workshop on rail-led urban development
Information coming soon.