Tracks and topics

Data Sourcing Technologies

  • Drones
  • Mobile computing
  • The internet
  • Autonomous machine control (cars, power distribution and usage)

Urban Analytics

  • Big data
  • Spatial analysis
  • Urban performance indicators
  • Visualization and animation
  • Machine learning

Urban Information Infrastructure

  • Open data and open source
  • Intelligent middleware
  • Locational privacy and data sharing
  • Urban sensing and geoprocessing
  • Building Information Management

Urban Modelling

  • Land use
  • Transportation
  • Environmental interactions
  • Agent-based modeling
  • Cellular automata
  • Social networks
  • Social behavior
  • Visualizing built environments

Public Engagement

  • Participatory planning processes
  • Volunteered geographic information
  • Social media
  • Electronic democracy

Urban Planning and Decision Support

  • Planning support system applications and adoption
  • Geodesign applications and techniques
  • Sustainable development and urbanization
  • Disaster risk reduction and resilience
  • Social welfare and distributional impacts of urban development
  • Application areas including land-use planning, permitting, transportation, and health

Urban Planning, Urban Design and Architecture

  • Planning support Systems for Urban Design
  • Planning support systems for Architecture
  • Planning support systems for development assessment and evaluation

Urban Futures

  • Urban trends
  • Prediction and evaluation
  • Modelling and scenario testing
  • Ensuring resilient urban futures

Areas of study and research

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