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Infrastructure Australia – Future Cities Research (2017 – 18)

At Arup I was part of the strategic transport modelling team, developed an accessibility model based on OTP and pushed ArcGIS Online Story Maps to their limits for our Infrastructure Australia client. The results of our work was the below report:



Future Cities: Planning for our growing population
is the fifth paper in Infrastructure Australia’s Reform Series. It provides advice to Australian governments on improving the productivity and liveability of our largest cities as they grow over the next 30 years.

The paper models long-term growth scenarios for Melbourne and Sydney and assesses their performance across a range of indicators. These include performance of the transport network, access to jobs, environmental performance of the road network, access to and demand for social infrastructure, and access to and demand for green space.

http://infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/2018/2018_02_23.aspx

http://infrastructureaustralia.gov.au/policy-publications/publications/files/future-cities/Future-Cities-Paper.pdf

Interactive Map (Explainer)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnjF9WHm9TU&feature=youtu.be

Interactive Maps
Sydney
http://arup.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=8159e6d8834f44fb826095b6a82cf1d0#

Melbourne
https://arup.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapJournal/index.html?appid=aa39114b60514a8bb548e24cf5d647e8

Media
https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/melbourne-s-liveability-choice-soar-like-manhattan-or-sprawl-like-la-20180222-p4z1b5.html

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/three-visions-for-sydney-s-density-as-2-4-million-more-people-call-it-home-20180222-p4z1c5.html

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/national-affairs/plan-now-or-quality-of-city-life-will-decline-says-infrastructure-australia/news-story/cd780088976dbd5b087535efdf67cfb9

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/apartments-from-sunshine-to-box-hill-to-cope-with-28m-population-growth-by-2046/news-story/a08d9029219ab2eee5783e6601b6c575

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/feb/23/infrastructure-australia-wades-into-tony-abbotts-immigration-debate

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-02-23/councils-making-planning-cities-difficult-report-warns/9474984

Long-term strategic transport modelling, visualisation and network analysis for all major Australian cities 2014-16

Curating interactive results of transport model results across Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth as part of a series of long-term forecasting reports for the Department of Infrastructure and Regional Development.  Streamlined outputs into interactive Google Earth (3D) and CartoDB outputs.

2016-07-11 14_46_25-Brisbane TT to CBD

2016-07-11 14_45_41-SYD 2011 Base Traffic


Melbourne, where are we going? GovHack Melbourne Entry 2015

‘Melbourne, where are we going?’ is an interactive web visualisation platform that allows the user to explore the relationship between both transport and housing in Victoria.

This won several awards at GovHack 2015 – including the Victorian State Government Data Challenge Award, Best Use of Interdisciplinary Data Award and was runner-up for the National Best Policy Insights Hack.


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‘Big’ transport data analysis & visualisation of San Francisco UCL Master’s dissertation, 2014

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Book chapter:

Thakuriah, P., Tilahun, N., and Zellner, M. (2016) Seeing Cities Through Big Data: Research Methods and Applications in Urban Informatics.Springer: New York. (In Press)

Conference presentations:

A Big Data Mashing Tool for Measuring Transit System Performance
Gregory Erhardt, Oliver Lock, Elsa Arcaute and Michael Batty, University College London, UK.
Presented at the Big Data and Urban Informatics Conference, Chicago 2014.

Keeping track – the fusion of large, automatically-collected transport data in capturing long-term system change
Oliver Lock, Gregory Erhardt
Presented at the Australian Institute of Traffic/Transport Planning and Management Conference, Brisbane 2015.
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City of Culture – Interactive 3D Map of London and cultural data using three.js UCL Master’s major assignment

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Lightweight, virtual, 3D browser-based model of London overlayed with cultural data mined from Wikipedia. Also explored the concept of embedding VR technologies into the browser (Oculus Rift).

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City of Culture – Visualisation of V&A Museum artefacts in D3.jsUCL Master’s major assignment

Interactive visualisation of the global and temporal spread of artefacts in the V&A museum, covering ancient, postclassical, early modern, mid-modern and contemporary pieces.

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2016-07-11 14_31_02-London's Global Cultural Influence


A multivariate UK Census data-mashing tool using R – Gentrification in London example UCL Master’s major assignment
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