Forget the shortest route across a city; new algorithm finds the most beautiful

The way we navigate in cities has been revolutionized in the last few years by the advent of GPS mapping programs. Enter your start and end location and these will give you the shortest route from A to B. That’s usually the best... continue

1 Feb 2016RUDI Intelligence Education
Guerrilla gardens: what happens when communities take over council land

Guerrilla gardens: what happens when communities take over council land
Juliana ORourke

A number of councils who are working with local communities to give... continue

6 Jun 2014RUDI Intelligence Education
Urban Design Lessons 2014: Housing Layout and Neighbourhood Quality

Urban Design Lessons 2014: Housing Layout and Neighbourhood Quality
Juliana ORourke

Lessons learnt from 100 design proposals and financial data... continue

13 Jan 2014RUDI Intelligence Education

Pedestrian Modelling - A mass in motion
Juliana ORourke

How do people navigate through a building, a train station or an airport? What happens when you need to evacuate an area, or if a number of exits have to be shut for various reasons? Will the occupants still make it out safely? By Peter Debney... continue

8 Jul 2013RUDI Intelligence Education
Modelling people in the heart of Sydney

Modelling people in the heart of Sydney
Juliana ORourke

A recent modelling project, commissioned by Transport for New South Wales in July 2012, required the use of... continue

8 Jul 2013RUDI Intelligence Education
Way out west: Local Sustainable Transport Fund Case Studies

Way out west: Local Sustainable Transport Fund Case Studies
Juliana ORourke

In the first of a series of articles prepared in... continue

3 Jul 2013RUDI Intelligence Education
Start small, think big: Localising Change outline summary

Start small, think big: Localising Change outline summary
Juliana ORourke

Big regeneration is not working to deliver homes or... continue

24 Aug 2012RUDI Intelligence Education

Data and Modelling 2012
Juliana ORourke

The future is a foreign country: we will do things very differently there. The challenge for movement and place professionals is to help make viable plans today for an uncertain tomorrow. Movement, living, working and leisure patterns are morphing faster than ever before on the back of rapid... continue

29 Jun 2012RUDI Intelligence Education
A LUTI model with a difference

A LUTI model with a difference
Juliana ORourke

The Leicester and Leicestershire Integrated Transport Model (LLITM) represents the most... continue

29 Jun 2012RUDI Intelligence Education
The town team experience: two case studies, Harlesden in London, and Neilston in Scotland

The town team experience: two case studies, Harlesden in London, and Neilston in Scotland
Juliana ORourke

Mary Portas calls for a series of pilot projects led by town teams. To illustrate the... continue

18 Apr 2012RUDI Intelligence Education
Strategic infrastructure frameworks: helping transport to support the growth agenda

Strategic infrastructure frameworks: helping transport to support the growth agenda
Juliana ORourke

Ministers want local authorities and the business community to work together to... continue

6 Dec 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Smart funding models and partnership working in challenging economic times: partnership building to unlock benefits

Smart funding models and partnership working in challenging economic times: partnership building to unlock benefits
Juliana ORourke

In terms of transport, says Alexander Jan, Head of Transport, Transaction Advice, Arup, transport issues are... continue

15 Nov 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Joined up design: strategic guidance across local authority borders and multiple town centres in North Staffordshire

Joined up design: strategic guidance across local authority borders and multiple town centres in North Staffordshire
Juliana ORourke

Localism means starting from the place, rather than from administrative boundaries. The new joint Urban Design... continue

7 Sep 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Dimensions of the sustainble city: the value of compact, higher density and mixed use urban forms

Dimensions of the sustainble city: the value of compact, higher density and mixed use urban forms
Juliana ORourke

Are more compact, higher density and mixed use urban forms more environmentally sound, more... continue

1 Aug 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Learning to love shared space: facilitating civility

Learning to love shared space: facilitating civility
Juliana ORourke

Five years ago in Ashford, Kent, an innovative... continue

18 May 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
A world class waterfront: design quality in public space

A world class waterfront: design quality in public space
Juliana ORourke

In 2008, Liverpool celebrated its year as European... continue

24 Mar 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Delivering a carbon neutral community, with amenities managed by a Community Development Trust

Delivering a carbon neutral community, with amenities managed by a Community Development Trust
Juliana ORourke

Graylingwell Park will be the UK’s largest carbon neutral development, located on the site of... continue

7 Mar 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Demystifying design appraisal: helping stakeholders to make better-informed and more thoughtful design decisions

Demystifying design appraisal: helping stakeholders to make better-informed and more thoughtful design decisions
Juliana ORourke

A new emphasis on localism suggests that a wider range of people will become actively involved in decisions... continue

7 Mar 2011RUDI Intelligence Education

Creative and critical: beyond boundaries in Bristol
Juliana ORourke

A great opportunity and the will to go beyond custom, practice and precedent – a new shared space scheme in Bristol shows that creative planning and effective risk management can result in the making of a popular and accessible public space. Whilst working on traffic management plans for the... continue

27 Feb 2011RUDI Intelligence Education
Natural play: adventures in landscape

Natural play: adventures in landscape
olly_spratley

An innovative new play space in Devonport, Plymouth, is helping to inject a new lease of life into an... continue

8 Feb 2010RUDI Intelligence Education
Derby's Cathedral Green: A positive investment in place

Derby's Cathedral Green: A positive investment in place
olly_spratley

In August 2007, the BBC announced: 'It's another big... continue

21 Jan 2010RUDI Intelligence Education
People, places and movement: multimedia presentations on pedestrian modelling

People, places and movement: multimedia presentations on pedestrian modelling
Juliana ORourke

Accessible, legible and walkable urban spaces, supported by a rich mix of... continue

1 Sep 2009RUDI Intelligence Education
Kent's road to recovery?

Kent's road to recovery?
olly_spratley

Whitelaw Turkington's involvement began with a commission to put 'flesh on... continue

22 Apr 2009RUDI Intelligence Education
Waterlooville, Hampshire

Waterlooville, Hampshire
olly_spratley

Our first task was to gain a full understanding of the context, both in... continue

20 Apr 2009RUDI Intelligence Education
Wellington Place, Leeds

Wellington Place, Leeds
olly_spratley

In 2006, FCB Studios were appointed to work alongside Carey Jones... continue

20 Apr 2009RUDI Intelligence Education

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