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Houston's Floods and Urban and Regional Planning

Houston’s Floods and Urban and Regional Planning

  Houston is currently on the news. Contrary to what many people think, Houston does have planning, although it does not have conventional zoning as all other big cities in the United States. According to an article in UrbanLand.com: “Other legal and governance mechanisms have evolved, including deed restrictions and historic designations that allow homeowners...
Department of Urbanism Alumno's graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Plan

Department of Urbanism Alumno’s graduation project influences decision-making in Rio de Janeiro’s Olympic Plan

Rio’s West Harbor Activation Plan  MSc. Rafael Saraiva Rafael Saraiva is an associate of MLA+ Architecture, Planning and Consulting, responsible for the company’s operations in Latin America. He graduated from TU Delft in 2010 with the thesis entitled “Innovation Backbone: a new economic zone in Rio de Janeiro’s urban voids”, where he analysed the area...
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...

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