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Title: Capturing daily urban rhythms: the use of location aware technologies
Authors: Krygsman, S
de Jong, T
Schmitz, PMU
Keywords: Cell phones
Location aware technologies
Land use
Transport
Urban rhythms
Computers in urban planning and urban management, 10th International Conference, Iguassu Falls, Brazil, July 11-13 2007
Issue Date: Jul-2007
Citation: Krygsman, S, de Jong, T and Schmitz, P. 2007. Capturing daily urban rhythms: the use of location aware technologies. Computers in urban planning and urban management, 10th International Conference; Iguassu Falls, Brazil, July 11-13, 2007, pp 14
Abstract: Daily activities and travel often follow a natural rhythm or flow that is structured by the fixed spatial and temporal constraints. The work and home location act as pegs that define individual’s activity space and it is within these spaces that activities and travel behaviour are believed to be habitual and recurring. Aggregating such individual behaviour leads to so-called daily urban rhythms. Knowledge of these daily urban rhythms is important as they are indicative of temporal and spatial user demand, that is transport or land use demand. Furthermore, knowledge of where individuals are during the various times of the day is vital for emergency planning or disaster management. While emergency evacuation is often focussed on the residential areas, this might not be where people find themselves during the day. This paper reports on a proof-of-concept study which tracked a sample of individuals over a two day period making use of their personal cell phones. The result of the research shows that cell phone records allow planners and researchers to obtain a dynamic motion picture of collective behaviour.
Description: 2007: 10th International Conference , Computers in urban planning and urban management
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10204/1321
ISBN: 9788585205775
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