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Jorge Gil
Invited speaker at "Modelling World 2015"

Invited speaker at “Modelling World 2015”

Jorge Gil was an invited speaker at this year’s “Modelling World 2015” conference in London. “Modelling World is the UK & Europe’s longest running, best attended and biggest annual exhibition and conference for transport, data and urban professionals. This year’s event will focus on what models can expect to deliver in the next decade, and...
Invited speaker at workshop on Smart Cities and BIM

Invited speaker at workshop on Smart Cities and BIM

Jorge Gil was one of the invited speakers at the workshop “Towards an extended network-based description for BIM and Smart Cities” organised by the Space Syntax Laboratory from the Bartlett, UCL. At this event, Jorge addressed the topic of “City Information Modelling”. Abstract: Smart Cities require knowledge-based and performance oriented approaches to urban design and planning,...
New book chapter in "OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications"

New book chapter in “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications”

A new book chapter has been published by Jorge Gil in the book “OpenStreetMap in GIScience: Experiences, Research, Applications” , edited by Jokar Arsanjani, Zipf, Mooney and Helbich, for the Springer series “Lecture Notes in Geoinformation and Cartography”. Title: Building a Multimodal Urban Network Model Using OpenStreetMap Data for the Analysis of Sustainable Accessibility Abstract: This chapter presents...
New article in Geographical Analysis

New article in Geographical Analysis

A new article on “Analyzing the Configuration of Multimodal Urban Networks” has been published by Jorge Gil in Geographical Analysis. Abstract: This article proposes urban network models as instruments to measure urban form, structure, and function indicators for the assessment of the sustainable mobility of urban areas, thanks to their capacity to describe the detail of...
Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil at the SPS Seminar Series

Jorge Gil presented his research on The sustainable mobility potential of TOD neighbourhoods in the city-region at the SPS Seminar Series Abstract: Departing from the concept of ‘multi-modal urban regional development’ in Bertolini and le Clercq (2003), the urban environment is described using a framework where the urban activity space is organised by modes of movement (non-motorised,...
Article published in Urban Design and Planning by Jorge Gil

Article published in Urban Design and Planning by Jorge Gil

An article by PhD student Jorge Gil reviewing existing tools for evaluating the sustainability of urban design has been published in the Proceedings of the ICE – Urban Design and Planning. From the abstract: “[…] This article identifies and reviews a selection of sustainable urban development evaluation tools that are applicable to the early stages of urban...
Article in the latest issue of 'Urban Morphology'

Article in the latest issue of ‘Urban Morphology’

‘On the discovery of urban typologies: data mining the many dimensions of urban form’ by J. Gil, J. N. Beirão, N. Montenegro and J. P. Duarte 2012, Urban Morphology 16(1) This article presents a data mining method for the development of typologies suited to the understanding of emerging urban areas that do not fall into...

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