Crowd Movement. Predicting pedestrian movement in public space.
Research Project , 2021 – 2023

The project aims to support decision making in the urban planning and design process through the development of simulation models to predict pedestrian movement, which is central for many processes in cities e.g. sustainable mobility, development of local markets, social integration. Furthermore, these simulations can be used to forecast citizens relative exposure in public spaces to e.g. noise, wind and air pollution, but also green exposure.

Because supporting decision making in the urban planning and design process is the primary aim, the models we develop have a particular focus on the built environment variables (e.g. built density, program, street centrality, street width, etc) that can be influenced through design and planning and that affect pedestrian movement.

Two modelling approaches will be integrated to seamlessly simulate movement patterns from the macroscale (e.g. city, neighbourhoods) to the microscale (e.g. street crossing, public square). The first builds on a statistical model, while the second uses agent-based modelling.

Participants

Meta Berghauser Pont (contact)

Associate Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Oscar Ivarsson

Research Engineer at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), CSE Verksamhetsstöd, Data Science Research Engineers

Lars Marcus

Full Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Ioanna Stavroulaki

Senior Researcher at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

Vilhelm Verendel

Research Engineer at Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), CSE Verksamhetsstöd, Data Science Research Engineers

Collaborations

AFRY

Stockholm, Sweden

City of Gothenburg

Gothenburg, Sweden

Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre

Göteborg, Sweden

Höganäs municipality

Sweden

Liljewall arkitekter

Sweden

Ramböll AB

Copenhagen, Denmark

Virtual Cities of Sweden

Sweden

Viscando

Göteborg, Sweden

White Architects

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

VINNOVA

Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2023

Chalmers

Funding Chalmers participation during 2021–2023

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

More information

Project Web Page

https://dtcc.chalmers.se/

Latest update

2021-04-23