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iCity hosts workshop at CASCON 2018

November 1, 2018. iCity researchers, technology partners and expert users’ groups presented a workshop October 31 as part of IBM’s 28th Annual International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CASCON 2018). The workshop was designed and chaired by Dr. Sara Diamond, President, OCAD University. The session, entitled “iCity – Big Data and Visualization Urban Transportation… Read more »

Freight Flow Hackathon team generates ideas for Statistics Canada

A UTTRI team of five – Sina Bahrami, Tufayel Chowdhury, Bo Wang, Glareh Amirjamshidi, and supervisor Professor Matthew Roorda – took part in the “Freight Flows Hackathon” organized by the Transportation Statistics Program of Statistics Canada. Lawrence McKeown, Chief of Research and Analysis, Environment, Energy and Transportation Statistics, attended the session on October 31 in… Read more »

Using ILUTE to increase urban sustainability: Samira Ramezani

October 26, 2018. Dr. Samira Ramezani is enjoying a two-month visit to UTTRI to learn more about the ILUTE (Integrated Land Use, Transportation, Environment) model developed by Professor Eric Miller and his research team, which simulates the evolution of an integrated urban system over an extended period of time. She is investigating the possibility of… Read more »

Gregory Erhardt guest speaker on UT-ITE Seminar Series

Dr. Gregory Erhardt, Assistant Professor in Department of Civil Engineering at University of Kentucky, presented his ongoing research on measuring the effects of Transportation Network Companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft, on the transportation system. Do TNCs increase or decrease transit ridership? Do TNCs increase or decrease traffic congestion? Previous studies have produced conflicting… Read more »

Connecting with Tanvi Maheshwari

October 25, 2018. Architect, urban designer and researcher Tanvi Maheshwari was warmly welcomed by UTTRI October 22 in a roundtable discussion with PhD students and postdoctoral fellows.  Tanvi is currently pursuing her PhD at ETH Zurich, investigating how automated vehicles and shared mobility will impact cities in order to understand urban design and planning strategies that… Read more »

Lachlan Birdsey: Modelling Helsinki

October 25, 2018. Computer scientist Dr. Lachlan Birdsey has been a guest of UTTRI since September 24 and will return home to Finland in a few days. The Postdoctoral Researcher of the ATMOS Group, Nano and Molecular Systems Research Unit at the University of Oulu, Finland is looking forward to his first free week in… Read more »

What hinders the adoption of battery electric buses in transit? Moataz Mohamed

Moataz Mohamed, Assistant Professor at McMaster University, presented his research on “the electrification of Canadian urban bus transit” at the UT-ITE seminar on October 5, 2018. Professor Mohamed reviewed six different powertrains for buses based on operation Green House Gas (GHG) emission the total cost of ownership, and energy consumption. He found that hybrid, CNG,… Read more »

Take our Walkable Street Survey!

Help make Toronto streets more livable, sustainable, safe and efficient for pedestrians. The Walkable Street survey is a fun and easy way for you to give your input into street designs you prefer when the City reconstructs. It’s also anonymous. Read more about the Walkable Street Survey here and participate today. This work is part… Read more »

UTTRI hosts visit from TCI2018

UTTRI welcomed guests from the 21st TCI Network Global Conference hosted by the Institute of Competitiveness and Prosperity. The October 16, 2018 visit to UTTRI was part of their “Transportation and Logistics” tour. A presentation on UTTRI projects and researchers from Executive Director Dr. Judy Farvolden generated keen interest and questions from the group. The… Read more »

Steve Easterbrook appointed Director, School of the Environment

Congratulations to UTTRI associated faculty Professor Steve Easterbrook of the Department of Computer Science, who has been appointed Director of the School of the Environment for a three-and-a-half year term from January 1, 2019 to June 30, 2022.