edx course: Next Generation Infrastructures – Part 1

Starting April 23, 2014, Margot Weijnen and Ernst ten Heuvelhof from the Delft University of Technology will conduct a course on edx that will explore the complexity and challenges of infrastructure systems (Transport, Energy, IT/Telecom and Water) in the 21st century. From the course description: Imagine how your life would be without electricity to power the devices you use … Continue Reading »

Bike Lanes Don’t Cause Traffic Jams

On FifeThirtyEigth Gretchen Johnson and Aaron Johnson wrote an interesting article about whether or not bike lanes have a negative effect on traffic. While these days more and more cities ike New York City, San Francisco and Chicago also take the bicycle drivers into account, the question arises if they actually make traffic worse. Bike lanes are in the planning or construction phases in Louisville, Ky., Raleigh, N.C., the Buckhead neighborhood … Continue Reading »

Open Access Maps at NYPL

Yesterday morning I found a link on Another Word for It that the New York Public Library published more than 20,000 maps under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication license. The post from New York Public Library: The Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division is very proud to announce the release of more than … Continue Reading »

Who wants to live where? A summary

In my thesis I developed, based on the German Socio-Economic Panel, a procedure that calculates optimal neighborhood profiles for any subpopulation. The neighborhood profiles are based solely on physical and social infrastructure characteristics. The residential location needs of individual households were grouped so that households with a similar profile were combined. Conversely, it is also … Continue Reading »