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Michael Batty
Chairman, CASA (Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis) & Bartlett Professor of Planning at UCL (University College London)
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Michael Batty Mar 29
RAPID ASSISTANCE IN MODELLING THE PANDEMIC: RAMP The Royal Society has set up a project to explore ways the modelling community working on human systems can respond. If relevant fill in the form the idea is to shake the trees a bit and see what emerges
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Michael Batty Mar 29
it is genuine - mike cates from Cambridge is coordinating it
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Alison Moyet Mar 23
My mate just sent me this topical joke, if you’re up for one.
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Michael Batty Mar 20
Thanks & @rukkutells found my chapter “Cellular dynamics ... urban growth as a spatial epidemic” here it is Hardly the spread of an infectious disease unless you think sprawl is but tricks that might be relevant – tells you how SIR model works
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Michael Batty Mar 20
Many thanks for finding it !! In fact there can’t be much that we have written that isn’t on the web
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Michael Batty Mar 20
I remember 'just' I wrote chapter in 2001 on epidemics in Springer book GeoComputational Modelling. Maybe some twists & turns in SIR model relevant now? No longer have a copy – first 2 pages here Someone must have scanned it – if so can they email it
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Michael Batty Mar 19
For those self-isolating, A sobering, nay chilling tale for our times … E. M. Forster’s The Machine Stops … perils of globalization, isolation, & automation. He wrote this in 1909. Download audio – youtube
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Michael Batty Mar 18
Nothing like lockdown to get you reading the neglected pile - Urban Science: Integrated Theory …… download here - from workshop at Santa Fe from workshop at Santa Fe in 2019 . Eloquent summary of where we are in this field.
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Michael Batty Mar 5
Editorial on ‘On scale and size’ from the Arizona State University workshop in early February. Conundrums galore in this discussion.. Download direct from Current contents here and
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Chris Higgins Feb 22
Mark your calendars! hosting for a talk on urban models to support planning decisions. March 6, 12:00PM, co-hosted with . He’s been kind enough to stick around after ’s conference March 4-5.
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Michael Batty Feb 18
Untangling Smart Cities, nice book from Luca Mora & Mark Deakin. Read my foreword for free, see and Maybe download book somewhere – researchgate? but don’t bet on it. Comprehensive survey, excellent contemporary history.
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Michael Batty Feb 10
Workshop on SCALE at SPatial Analysis Research Center ASU 10-11 Feb. Great line up Mike Goodchild, Stewart Fotheringham,Seth Spielman, May Yuan, Levi Wolf, et al., … many old Buffalo friends. My own contribution
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UCL CASA Feb 7
New Urban Agenda: New Urban Analytics, a report prepared for by legendary CASA colleagues , & , is now published. You can read it here:
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Michael Batty Jan 31
Talk at GSAPP Columbia on ‘Digital Twins ’ – Tues next 4th Feb 600 Avery Ware Lounge, editorials Env Plan B: Urb Analytics & City Science: Digital Twins The Map is Not the Territory Or Is It?
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Michael Batty Jan 21
EPB Editorial - How disruptive are new urban technologies? Disruptive change more than meets the eye. To be truly disruptive, change must embrace new technology. This Christensen’s argument.
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Michael Batty Jan 17
A Lecture in the 2020 Lectures in Planning Series at the GSAPP at Columbia, NYC on February 4th; Talk of many models of the same thing, digital twins but also in the context of my book Inventing Future Cities,
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yuanxuan yang Jan 9
The last book that I have read more than once in different languages is Harry Porter, many years ago. Thanks for the great insights in this new book and the amazing Chinese translation, it is magical as well.
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Michael Batty Jan 6
Denise Pumain has put together a nice collection from a meeting in Paris to celebrate the completion of her ERC GeoDiversity grant. Papers- CASA Contributions from myself, Elsa Arcaute, Juste Raimbault.
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Michael Batty Jan 2
My book Inventing Future Cities translated into Chinese. Get a copy here. I haven’t seen it yet but can't read it anyway. Hope nothing has been lost in translation, but China is different. In English at
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Michael Batty Dec 26
Two Reviews for the New Year: Urban Cellular Automata (CA) with colleagues from Uni Queensland Another with Alison Heppenstall, Crooks, Malleson, Manley, Ge, & me – review of urban agent-based models (ABMs) on our web site as a WP
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