2010 UrbanSim Conference

European Conference

A European meeting will be held in Zurich, May 19-22, focused on the SustainCity project that has been launched this year to model sustainability in European cities using UrbanSim and dynamic travel models (MATSIM and METROPOLIS). This meeting will be held May 19-22 in Zurich.

Urban Simulation Conference at UC Berkeley, CA, May 25-28

The Urban Simulation Conference in Berkeley will bring together UrbanSim developers and users from planning agencies (COGs and MPOs, Cities/Counties, transportation agencies), and academia.

Registration is Now Closed: Please use this link to register for the two-day conference on May 27-28, or the Introduction to UrbanSim intensive training, May 25-26, or both.

Note: If you have any trouble with the online registration system, please contact Acteva at: 1-877-933-4730 / support@acteva.com.

Information on Hotels

Note: All meetings and training will be in Wurster Hall, D6 on this Map

Training Session: Introduction to UrbanSim-May 25-26

This two-day course provides an intensive short-course for new users of the Open Platform for Urban Simulation and UrbanSim. It provides an overview of the capabilities of the system, the Graphical User Interface, and relatively non-technical introductions into the procedures to begin a new project, load data from the local area, adapt the model specifications from an existing project, and estimate the model parameters. It covers running a simulation and generating and visualizing indicators from it. It also describes the capacities to interface UrbanSim to existing travel model systems.

The course will be held in a 25-station computing lab in the Department of City and Regional Planning at UC Berkeley, and each student will have individual access to a computer.

The sessions will begin at 9:00 am, and are in Wurster Hall, Room 214.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

9:00-10:30 Overview of UrbanSim and the Open Platform for Urban Simulation; Presentation Paul Waddell
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:15 Working with Zone-level Configurations of UrbanSim Paul Waddell and Liming Wang
12:15-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-3:00 Preparing Synthetic Population; Presentation Karthik Konduri and Barghav Sana
3:00-3:15 Break  
3:15-4:45 Working with Data: the OPUS Expression Language for Variables and Indicators Paul Waddell
4:45-5:30 Optional Working Session to Install UrbanSim on User's Laptops  
5:30 Adjourn  

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

9:00-10:30 Working with Parcel-level Configurations of UrbanSim Liming Wang and Paul Waddell
10:30-10:45 Break  
10:45-12:15 Preparing Data and Using Parcel-level Configurations; Wang Presentation, McNally Presentation Liming Wang and Peter McNally
12:15-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:30 Accessibilities and Travel Model Interface; Presentation Paul Waddell and Liming Wang
2:30-3:30 Creating New Models Paul Waddell
3:30-3:45 Break  
3:45-5:00 Interactive Command-line Estimation and Diagnosis Liming Wang and Hana Sevcikova
5:00 Adjourn  

Urban Simulation Conference: May 27-28

This two-day UrbanSim User Conference provides an interactive exchange among the developers and users of UrbanSim. Preliminary Program, subject to change.

The event is located in Wurster Hall Auditorium, Room 112.

Thursday, May 27

8:30-9:00 Coffee and Registration  
9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductions Paul Waddell
9:15-10:00 Testing the PSRC Land Use Model Response to Transportation; Presentation Mark Simonson
10:00-10:45 Using UrbanSim in Operational Planning at SEMCOG; Presentation Xuan Liu
10:45-11:00 Break  
11:15-12:00 Development of AZ-SMART: Status and Planning; Presentation 1, Presentation 2 Anubhav Bagley
12:00-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:15 Refining the San Francisco Model and its integration with SF-CHAMP; Presentation Aksel Olsen, Lisa Zorn and Liming Wang
2:15-3:00 Modeling Complex Regions: the SEMCOG Case; Presentation Peter McNally and Guangu Li
3:15-3:30 Break  
3:30-4:15 Diagnosing and Refining Models; Presentation Michael Jensen
4:15-5:00 Modeling Business Dynamics: Exploratory Analysis; Bills Presentation, Broadus Presentation Andrea Broaddus and Tierra Bills
5:00-5:45 Modeling Demolition and Redevelopment; Presentation Eddie Janowicz and Cristian Eggleton
5:45 Adjourn  

Friday May 28

8:45-9:15 Coffee and Registration  
9:15-10:00 Status Report on UrbanSim and OPUS; Presentation Paul Waddell
10:00-10:45 Interactive Model Exploring; Presentation Hana Sevcikova
10:45-11:00 Break  
11:15-11:45 How to Ensure that Model Applications are Maintained and Tested; Presentation Liming Wang
11:45-12:15 Modeling Correlated Choices With Latent Lifestyle Classes; Presentation Fabian Wauthier, Liming Wang and Paul Waddell
12:15-1:30 Lunch  
1:30-2:15 Developing Robust Models Using Bayesian Model Averaging Hana Sevcikova
2:15-3:00 Modeling Parcel and Building Geometries; Presentation, Movie Carlos Vanegas, Daniel Aliaga, Bedrich Benes and Paul Waddell
3:15-3:30 Break  
3:30-4:15 Endogeneity and Sampling of Alternatives in Spatial Choice Models; Presentation Cristian Guevara, presented by Paul Waddell
4:15 Wrapup Session: Plans, Prospects and Priorities Discussion Session
~ 4:45 Adjourn  

-- PaulWaddell-12 Jan 2010

Topic revision: r28 - 23 Jun 2010 - 17:29:42 - KavehWaddell
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