Online Lecture Series: Urban Science and Sustainability

16:00-18:00, Jan 06 2022, CST; 01:00-03:00, Jan 06 2021, MST

Prof Michael Batty is the Emeritus Professor of Planning, Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London. His research work involves the development of computer models of cities and regions, and he has published many books and articles in this area. His book Cities and Complexity (MIT Press, Cambridge, MA, 2005) won the Alonso Prize of the Regional Science Association in 2010. His most recent books are The New Science of Cities (MIT Press, Cambridge. MA, 2013) and the edited volumes Virtual Geographic Environments (ESRI Press, Redlands, CA, 2011) and Agent Based Models of Geographical Systems (Springer, Berlin, 2012). He is editor of the journal Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design.

Recent Publications

  • Spooner, F., Abrams, J. F., Morrissey, K., Shaddick, G., Batty, M., Milton, R., ... & Birkin, M. (2021). A dynamic microsimulation model for epidemics. Social Science & Medicine, 114461.
  • Batty, M., & Milton, R. (2021). A new framework for very large-scale urban modelling. Urban Studies, 0042098020982252.
  • Shabrina, Z., Arcaute, E., & Batty, M. (2021). Airbnb and its potential impact on the London housing market. Urban Studies, 0042098020970865.
  • Batty, M. (2021). Defining urban science. Urban Informatics, 15.
  • Raimbault, J., & Batty, M. (2021). Estimating public transport congestion in UK urban areas with open transport models. arXiv preprint arXiv:2104.14359.
  • Giannotti, M., Barros, J., Tomasiello, D. B., Smith, D., Pizzol, B., Santos, B. M., ... & Batty, M. (2021). Inequalities in transit accessibility: Contributions from a comparative study between Global South and North metropolitan regions. Cities, 109, 103016.