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Report on modelling misuses provokes diverse viewpoints

Andrew Forster
27 November 2015
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Transport modellers this week spoke about the challenges in their discipline, following the report by an ex-Transport for London modelling manager who says models are widely misused in policy-making.

Yaron Hollander made the points in his report, Who will save us from the misuse of transport models? which was reported in LTT last issue. This week LTT devotes three pages to the discussion that the paper has provoked.  Many of the country’s modelling experts give their views about...

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