Posts Tagged: Smart Cities

Optimizing to improve food delivery and bike lane network design: Liu

Dr. Sheng Liu, Assistant Professor of Operations Management and Statistics at the Rotman School of Management, presented “Data-Driven Approaches in Smart City Operations” on February 19, 2021. In this UT-ITE seminar, Liu discussed two projects around data-driven solutions for city…

Brail comments on smart mobility’s fast changing landscape

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shauna Brail comments in “Mobility tech offers cities enormous opportunities for helping residents get around – if they can avoid the quagmire,” The Toronto Star (Online), January 11, 2021. The article examines many aspects of smart…

Siemiatycki: GTA can become Smart Cities leader

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Matti Siemiatycki comments in “Smart cities will be cleaner, accessible, even more democratic, proponents say. But governments adopting new tech must contend with risks, too,”  published in the Toronto Star, January 4, 2020. The article by…

Traffic data helps cities plan and manage mobility: Shiravi

From Miovision, Sajad Shiravi, P.Eng, presented “Traffic Engineering in the Age of Technology and AI” on October 2, 2020. The current state of traffic management is held back by old infrastructure, undisrupted technology, budget constraints, and legacy systems. Due to…

Harnessing data to improve public transport: TransitData 2020

The recordings and presentations from the Symposium are available at a cost of CAD$ 50 here. The evolution of transit data The first international TransitData symposium, held in 2014, focused primarily on using smart card data to develop origin-destination tables.…

Pollution affects some more than others, says Marshall

“Just” Cities: Traffic-related air pollution and justice in the context of urban sustainability,” a Distinguished Lecture by Professor Dr. Julian Marshall of the University of Washington, drew a large audience to U of T’s George Ignatieff Theatre on February 5.…

Smart Cities start with smart intersections: Miovision

Are smart intersections the first step to smart cities? With traffic volume increasing every day, it is a challenge for traffic analysts to study signalling at intersections. Miovision’s representatives, Salman Ladha and Sajad Shiravi addressed this issue as a part…

Saxe debates the future of cities at Elevate 

UTTRI associated faculty Professor Shoshanna Saxe took part in Elevate‘s Smart City Summit 4.0 “Why Are We Even Doing This? with Dr. Shoshanna Saxe & Bilal Khan” on September 25, 2019. Saxe tweeted the day before the debate: “Shall we…

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