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iMoD at Melbourne Knowledge Week: TransportCamp

As part of Melbourne Knowledge Week, the iMoD team went to the first TransportCamp in Australia. Ably organised by local transport planners, the day took on an unconference format with 30 minute sessions.

Nicole Ronald led a session on (non-)ideal conditions for flexible transportation, aiming to get an idea of where flexible transport might and mightn’t work in a Melbourne context. Session participants were provided with sample activity-travel plans as a prompt. Discussions included passenger perception of flexible transportation and certain activity-travel plans being too complex to get rid of one’s car.

We plan to use the ideas raised to inform data collection, interviews and further model development in the near future.

iMoD at Melbourne Knowledge Week: Vic International Research Scholarships Knowledge Exchange

(c) Mark Avellino

(c) Mark Avellino

As a Victoria-India Doctoral Scholarship (VIDS) recipient, Rahul Deb Das was invited to present his research as part of the Victorian International Research Scholarships Knowledge Exchange event during Melbourne Knowledge Week 2014. This event was hosted by Victoria’s Lead Scientist, Leonie Walsh, and organised by the Department of State Development, Business and Innovation, who administer VIDS in conjunction with the Australia India Institute.

(c) Mark Avellino

(c) Mark Avellino

Rahul started his talk with the notion of liveable cities and showed how his research is relevant to improve the quality of liveability of Melbourne and beyond. His research on how smartphone-based travel surveys can help urban planners by providing rich and timely information on urban dynamics for modelling travel demand at different granularities has the potential to improve urban mobility, safety, and various context-aware location-based services.