Walkability Posts

All walkability demonstrator related posts for the NWMR Project

Local Government walkability strategies and the next steps in developing common approaches for the future.

On the 20th of June the Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV) convened its second walkability workshop. The workshop opened with a series of presentations. The workshop was attended by some 40 persons from local government and the discussions highlighted the need for a Local Government Walkability Tool Box. Further information relating to the discussions are […]

Walkability Deliverable #8 – Final Product Post

Product name Agent-based modelling tool Primary users Urban, transport, and social planners, and urban planning and public health researchers and practitioners Synopsis This agent-based modelling tool has the capacity to be not only a powerful urban design tool that builds on existing walkability measures, but also an influential advocacy tool. The purpose of the tool […]

Understanding Walkability and Public Transport Using Ped-Catch Key Apps Deliverable #5 – Deployed, tested and documented software system

The Application The purpose of this tool was to yield a more accurate understanding of how neighbourhood walkability is associated with access and permeability, and to develop an interactive on-line tool for researchers and planners to modify neighbourhood walkability to enhance access to features of interest. As such, this tool will provide not only innovative […]

Walkability – Demonstration of Value

On the 24th of May Billie Giles-Corti presented the Walkability project at the Congress of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity held in Ghent Belgium, 22 – 25 May 2013. The purpose of the presentation was to demonstrate the application of the Walkability tool for testing different built environment scenarios and their impact on neighbourhood walkability. […]

Agent walkability tool in Nanjing, China

Marcus White showed the ‘Ped-Catch’ walkability assessment tool as part of a presentation given at the recent Sustainable Urban Development Forum in Nanjing, China. He showed the tool and work produced by students from the Melbourne School of Design who had been using Ped-Catch to test urban design scenarios in Melbourne sites (Arden Macaulay and Melbourne […]

Walkability Workshop Conducted by the Municipal Association of Victoria

On the 29th October the MAV held a successful one day workshop on walkability with over 50 attendees from councils, research organisations and other key stakeholders. The purpose was to firstly introduce the concept of walkability and explore why it is important. Secondly the MAV  introduced the research work that is being undertaking with the […]

Agent Walkability with Geotools and OpenLayers time filter animation

The core functionality of the Agent Based Walkability project requires animated visualisation of walking agents in a browser based application.  Creating this visualisation from scratch could be quite a hassle, but fortunately there are some techniques available which take advantage of the inbuilt functionality of OpenLayers.

Victoria Walks

On the 7th of November Serryn Eagleson and Hannah Badland met with Dr Ben Rossiter from Victoria Walks. Victoria Walks is a walking –for –transport health promotion charity, with a mission to get more people walking everyday. Victoria Walks is currently developing information packs for local government and integrating walking into primary school curriculums. Key […]

Health Demonstrator update

The Health Demonstrator team have held two meetings over the last week to progress mapping health, social and service data related to diabetes prevalence in the NWMR. The Health Demonstrator arose from the “Care and Systems Experience- Diabetes” (CASE – D) project. This recently completed action research project developed case studies of clients with diabetes who are […]

Agent Based Walkability test Demonstrator

Demonstration of the agent base model provided by Marcus White from Architecture building and planning, University of Melbourne. This simulation has been very useful in explaining agent based modelling to project partners and in facilitiating discussion around the methodology, limitiations and assumptions behind the techniques being used to deliver the Walkability demonstrator project. This tool […]