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Upcoming seminars

All our seminars are currently being held online. To join our mailing list and receive details on how to attend these seminars, please contact cusp-london@kcl.ac.uk

Date Speaker Organisation Recording
14th April 2021 5pm BST Benedetta Piantella NYU CUSP Lunchtime seminars  
21st April 2021 4pm Seth G Benzell Triumph of the City (TOC) Research Seminar  
21st April 2021 4pm Ravi Shroff NYU Steihardt School  
28th April 2021 2pm Katharine Willis University of Plymouth Watch the Recording Here
28th April 2021 4pm Colin Ellard Triumph of the City (ToC) Research Seminar  
12th May 2021 2pm Jonathan Reades CASA, UCL Watch the Recording Here
26th May 2021 2pm Sophie Johnson Westminster City Council  
2nd June 2021 5pm Juan Bello CUSP NYU  
9th June 2021 5pm Yury Dvorkin NYU  
16th June 2021 2pm Jali Packer University of Cambridge  
16th June 2021 4pm Neil Kleinman NYU  
7th July 2021 2pm Scott Caine RunFriendly  
4th August 2021 4pm Eric Corbett CUSP NYU  
12th August 2021 2pm Mark Kleinman King’s College London  

Past seminars

Date Speaker Organisation Recording
5 May 2020 4pm Toby Thornton Developing the first Future Mobility Zones in the UK Watch the recording here
12 May 2020 4pm Anant Jani Mapping interventions to address social factors related to health Watch the recording here
19 May 2020 4pm Giovanni Quattrone Social Interactions or Business Transactions? What customer reviews disclose about Airbnb marketplace Watch the recording here
26 May 2020 4pm David Hunter Data Walking Project Watch the recording here
28th May 2020 10am Karl Roberts, James Slessor, Paul Dawson, Lawrence Sherman Crime and Policing Post COVID-19 Webinar Watch the recording here
2 June 2020 4pm Joanna Kusiak PropTech for the Public Good  
9 June 2020 4pm Vishal Kumar Data Science for Arts and Culture Watch the recording here
16 June 2020 4pm Jali Packer Personality, Perception and Place Watch the recording here
17 June 2020 4pm Alison Heppenstall Building cities from slime mould, agents and quantum field theory Watch the recording here
23 June 2020 4pm Shane Mitchell The future of work, and implications for organisations, cities and local communities Watch the recording here
26 June 2020 4pm Mike Batty The New Normal: Embedding Social Distancing into Urban Models Watch the recording here
30 June 2020 4pm Surayyn Uthaya Selvan Dynamic Urban Nodes Emotion Simulator Watch the recording here
7 July 2020 4pm Moritz Godel Future Cities  
15th 2020 July Toby Thornton Future of Mobility Sprint  
4th 2020 August 4pm Erika Brodnock Use of AI in perinatal mental wellbeing  
29th 2020 September 4pm Aoife Hunt, Steve Gwynne and Pete Thompson @ Movement Social Distancing & Designing for Life Watch the recording here
29th 2020 October 12pm Dr Matt Thomas British Red Cross  
12th November 2020 12pm Menna El-Assady Konstanz University  
19th November 2020 12pm Camilla Siggaard Andersen Arup Digital Studio  
26th November 2020 12pm Joanna S Kao Financial Times  

Data Dive 2021 Future Mobility

The week-long Data Dive (or “Hackathon”) is CUSP London’s flagship annual event and has been since 2015. This year in 2021, we ran a timely theme on Future Mobility from 15th March to 19th March, in support of partners such as, but not limited to, Transport for London (TfL), WSP UK, GHD Group, Westminster City Council, Ginger, Chordant Inc., RunFriendly, ActiveThings and Reed Mobility. Detailed coverage from King’s College London news.

The 9 divers’ teams are comprised of postgraduate students and alumni from CUSP London at King’s College London, CASA at UCL, University of Warwick and CUSP at New York University; working intensively on topics relating to future urban mobility such as: the potential of micro-mobility to transform urban mobility in UK cities; how it changes over time among different UK cities and towns, the Covid-19 impacts on rail demand across London as well as the possible behavioural change evolvement in the future. Considerations such as whether it might be more or less active for future commuter travel? The driving behaviour changes in London pre- and post- Covid were looked at along with and the optimal ways to improve air quality in London through transport changes, and to explore the cycling-relevant street infrastructure changes for future support. Comparatively, the driving/commuter behaviour changes in New York city from the past to post-Covid were studied, and what transport-related initiatives these international cities could exchange to make themselves better ready for the future of urban mobility.

Team 1: Potentiality for Micro-mobility in UK cities: London as a case study

Team 2: How has Covid-19 impacted travel demand across London and evolve in the future

Team 3: Will future commuter travel in London be more or less active

Team 4: Investigating the resilience of public transit system in London and New York City

Team 5: How has cycling relevant street infrastructure changed in London

Team 6: What are the best ways to improve air quality in London through transport changes

Team 7: How has London driving behaviour changed from past to post Covid

Team 8: How is micro mobility usage changing over time and in different UK towns

Team 9: New York City driving behaviour change pre and post COVID-19

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