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A Compact City for the Wealthy? Continuing Inner London Gentrification and Impacts on Accessibility Inequalities

We have a new open access paper out in the Journal of Transport Geography- “A compact city for the wealthy? Employment accessibility inequalities between occupational classes in the London metropolitan region 2011“. The paper explores how the increasingly affluent nature of Inner London has improved sustainable travel opportunities for more affluent professional and management classes, … Continue reading A Compact City for the Wealthy? Continuing Inner London Gentrification and Impacts on Accessibility Inequalities

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Test Cycle: HumanForest

There’s a new bikeshare in London – HumanForest launched yesterday (Wednesday 24 June 2020) with 63 pedelec bicycles. They are planning on rolling out up to 200 bicycles in their Islington trial operation, before hopefully expanding to central London later this summer with up to 1000 in their fleet. HumanForest’s technology platform and equipment provider […]

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New Paper: A Thematic Similarity Network Approach for Analysis of Places Using VGI

Building upon our work on volunteered geographical information (VGI) and ambient geographic information (AGI) and how such data (e.g. social media) can be used to understand place, Xiaoyi Yuan, Andreas Züfle and myself have a new paper entitled: “A Th…

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Planning a Cycling Revolution for Post-Lockdown London

Overview London and the UK as a whole have been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, creating multiple health, social and economic crises. Social distancing requirements have drastically reduced the safe capacity of public transport services. The London Mayor and Transport for London (TfL) have quickly responded with a radical plan for transforming Inner London … Continue reading Planning a Cycling Revolution for Post-Lockdown London

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Introducing: ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science

Today the European Citizen Science Association (ECSA) is launching a document that is aimed to help with identifying the type of activiti es that belong to citizen science. The document “ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science” is coming ready with an interpretation document, which is called “ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science – Explanation Notes“. They are … Continue reading Introducing: ECSA Characteristics of Citizen Science

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Interactive Maps within React.js

Recently, I have been teaching a Full-stack development bootcamp at CodeOp (great experience!). When the students reached project phase, I was very pleased to see a lot of interest in using maps. And that is easy to understand, right? geospatial … Continue reading

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Doing population geography, but what data sources are we doing it with?

In the second of our blogs reflecting back and looking ahead, we welcome Associate Professor Paul Norman,  University of Leeds, reflecting on changing data sources for contemporary research.    Population geographers started the ‘twenty-teens’ looking forward to the then census rounds, though internationally there had been more than a few rumblings that the era of censuses was coming … More Doing population geography, but what data sources are we doing it with?

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