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On 25th April 2018 we had the pleasure of welcomming Yoo Min Park from Department of Geography and Geographic Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Yoo Min presented her latest work entitled Moving Beyond Residential Neighborhoods: A Fine-Scale Spatiotemporal Approach to Examining Environmental Inequalities. Abstract This study examines the...

Malleson, N., Vanky, A., Hashemian, B., Santi, P., Verma, S.K., Courtney, T.K., Ratti, C.. (2018). The characteristics of asymmetric pedestrian behavior: A preliminary study using passive smartphone location data. Transactions in GIS. DOI: 10.1111/tgis.12336 Understanding the movements of people is essential for the design and management of urban areas. This...

New paper: Xiang, Lili, John Stillwell, Luke Burns, Alison Heppenstall, and Paul Norman. (2018) A Geodemographic Classification of Sub-Districts to Identify Education Inequality in Central Beijing. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, February. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2018.02.002. Abstract The paper explores the use of geodemographics as a means of assessing potential inequality in access...

Arnold KF; Ellison GTH; Gadd SC; Textor J; Tennant PWG; Heppenstall A; Gilthorpe MS (2018) Adjustment for time-invariant and time-varying confounders in ‘unexplained residuals’ (UR) models for longitudinal data within a causal framework, and associated challenges http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/126041/, Statistical Methods in Medical Research Abstract: ‘Unexplained residuals’ (UR) models have been used...

Sturley, Charlotte, Andy Newing and Alison Heppenstall (2017) Evaluating the potential of agent-based modelling to capture consumer grocery retail store choice behaviours. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. Online first: doi.org/10.1080/09593969.2017.1397046. Evolving consumer behaviours with regards to store and channel choice, shopping frequency, shopping mission and spending...

Lomax, Nik; Smith, Andrew. Microsimulation for demography. Australian Population Studies, 1(1) 73-85. [URL]. Abstract Background: Microsimulation consists of a set of techniques for estimating characteristics and modelling change in populations of individuals. Aims: To demonstrate how microsimulation can be used by demographers who want to undertake population estimates and projections. Data and...

Authors: Andrew Smith, Robin Lovelace and Mark Birkin. Published in the Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20 (4) 14 Established methods for synthesising a population from geographically aggregated data are robust and well understood. However, most rely on the potentially detrimental process of integerisation if a whole individual...

Mustafa, Ahmed, Alison Heppenstall, Hichem Omrani, Ismaïl Saadi, Mario Cools, Jacques Teller (2017) Modelling built-up expansion and densification with multinomial logistic regression, cellular automata and genetic algorithm. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems 67 147–156 http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0198971517302405 This paper presents a model to simulate built-up expansion and densification based on a combination...