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Reference Number ES/N011449/1
Title FAPESP-ESRC-NWO-Joint Call Sustainable Urban Development ...... RESOLUTION: REsilient Systems fOr Land Use TransportatION
Status Completed
Energy Categories Energy Efficiency(Transport) 10%;
Not Energy Related 75%;
Other Cross-Cutting Technologies or Research(Environmental, social and economic impacts) 15%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (Geography and Environmental Studies) 75%;
SOCIAL SCIENCES (Sociology) 25%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Policy and regulation) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 30%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Other sociological economical and environmental impact of energy) 50%;
Principal Investigator Professor M Batty
No email address given
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis
University College London
Award Type Standard
Funding Source ESRC
Start Date 01 October 2015
End Date 30 September 2017
Duration 24 months
Total Grant Value £212,494
Industrial Sectors
Region London
Programme Newton
Investigators Principal Investigator Professor M Batty , Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London (99.997%)
  Other Investigator Dr A Hudson-Smith , Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London (0.001%)
Dr DA Smith , Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, University College London (0.001%)
Dr J Barros , Geography, Environment & Development Stu, Birkbeck College (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , University of Sao Paulo (USP), Brazil (0.000%)
Project Contact , Federal University of ABC (UFABC), Brazil (0.000%)
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Abstract We will explore the impact of transportation on social segregation in S o Paulo and London, comparable world cities in terms of their population, area and density at both municipal and metropolitan levels. In large cities, social groups classified by income, class, and ethnicity manifest extreme differences in where they locate and how accessible they are to a variety of opportunities for mobility, as reflected in the physical distribution of resources associated with different transport systems. These two cities provide us with examples of segregation enabling us to use the findings in one city to 'probe' the other; patterns of segregation with respect to transportation are similar in some senses, different in others. This provides us with an ideal opportunity for comparative work on segregation using rich data sets for each of these cities. We first construct web-based portals that allow us to represent a wide variety of network, flow and socio-economic attribute data. We will build on the extensive experience in these systems acquired by CASA (see www.maptube.org; www.datashine.org.uk), transfer these ideas to S o Paulo, building on their own systems (www.fflch.usp.br/centrodametropole/en/). We will add transportation explicitly in both cities and this will provide us with a stream of analytics that will inform the development of simple agent-based models which simulate how changes to transport systems are reflected in shifting patterns of segregation. These models will build on existing structures pioneered in various collaborations between CASA, Birkbeck, CEM, UFABC and INPE. The data systems and models we build offer prospects for practical testing of alternative transport scenarios on spatial structure by urban policy makers
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