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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

A Successful Launch of the CityFlows Webinar Series — Crowd Management in Times of Corona

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On Tuesday, 8 September, forty-five participants gathered for the first CityFlows webinar on the topic of crowd-management in response to corona. Speakers came from three partner cities: Eelco Thiellier, Project Manager Crowd Monitoring System Amsterdam (CMSA); Valentino Sevino, Mobility Planning Director at City of Milan’s Environmental Mobility and Territory Agency (AMAT); and Aina Pedret, Mobility & Tourism Specialist at the City of Barcelona.

The participants were CityFlows project partners (37%), crowd-management researchers or academics (17%), crowd-management professionals working for public authorities (13%), crowd-management professionals working for companies or start-ups (10%), non-professionals interested in the topic (13%), and other (10%).

The meeting represented a successful launch of the EIT-KIC CityFlows webinar series which will continue with additional webinars in October, November and December.

Following a brief introduction to the CityFlows project, Eelco Thieller shared how the City of Amsterdam has quickly adapted its crowd monitoring infrastructure to respond to the corona crisis. Eelco showed the techniques that are used and how they are instituted throughout the city in crowded locations, or “hot spots”, such as shopping districts and market areas, the Red Light District, and in parks and at event locations. The focus is always on managing crowds or flows of people in the most privacy-preserving way with infrared sensors being a good example of how this is done in Vondelpark. Eelco also described the predictive models that were developed using the data which are helpful with determining what crowd-management actions should be undertaken by the City to ensure the health and safety of the residents and visitors.

Valentino Sevino shared a broader perspective on how the City of Milan has used data and modelling to respond to the corona emergency. Valentino showed how the modal-share in the city had drastically changed since the end of February through June as a result of the corona crisis. This shed light on levels on congestion throughout the city and showed a large reduction in all modalities during the lock down. Following the lock-down, public transport began operating at 25% which then required the city to undertake a complete rethinking of the mobility system with the goal of focusing on more temporal distribution, promotion of remote working, and promotion of active transport through street space reallocation to non-motorized transport. The data collected enabled them to predict and plan for different scenarios, especially considering the goal of abiding by social distancing guidelines during rush hours.

Aina Pedret from the City of Barcelona responded to the first two presentations by reflecting on the global challenge of ensuring confidence and safety for people in response to corona. To ensure this confidence and safety for both locals and tourists, the City of Barcelona is developing an application showing real time data of busyness at “hot spots”. And similar to the City of Amsterdam, the City of Barcelona is using cameras to monitor and manage occupancy and crowds at busy locations such as markets.

The webinar ended with an open discussion facilitated by Dorine Duives, CityFlows Principle Investigator at TU Delft.

Did you miss the webinar? It is possible to watch the recording via https://vimeo.com/460939134

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CityFlows is an EIT-KIC project aims to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the use of Crowd Monitoring Decision Support Systems to manage pedestrian flows. The project is led by AMS Institute and brings together crowd-management and mobility practitioners and researchers in Amsterdam, Barcelona and Milan. The CityFlows project tests and evaluates various innovative crowd monitoring techniques in real-life settings where large crowds meet, such as mass events, tourist spaces and transfer hubs. The CityFlows project also prepares a CM-DSS for market launch which incorporates state-of-the-art monitoring techniques.
Join us for one or all of the next CityFlows webinars:
• Tuesday, 13 October, 2020 – 12:00-13:00 CET
• Tuesday, 3 November – 15:00-16:00 CET
• Tuesday, December 1 – 15:00-16:00 CET

Are you a practitioner or researcher working on a relevant crowd-management project and would like to share your work and findings with the CityFlows network? Send a short email explaining your project to CityFlows Communications Officer, Cornelia Dinca via cornelia.dinca@ams-institute.org.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

CityFlows Webinar #2 Big Data & IoT for Crowd Management

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The EIT-KIC project CityFlows aims to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the use of Crowd Monitoring Decision Support Systems (CM-DSS) to manage pedestrian flows. In three partner cities, Amsterdam, Milan and Barcelona, the CityFlows project tests and evaluates various innovative crowd monitoring techniques in real-life settings where large crowds meet, such as mass events, tourist spaces and transfer hubs. The CityFlows project also prepares a CM-DSS for market launch which incorporates state-of-the-art monitoring techniques.

To facilitate knowledge exchange between project partners and stakeholders, the CityFlows project is hosting a webinar series. Through four, one hour webinars you will get insights from project partners and engage in a discussion with crowd-management researchers and practitioners.

Please note: this second edition of the CityFlows webinar series previously scheduled for October 6 has been postponed to October 13.

CityFlows Webinar #2: Big Data & IoT for Crowd Management

  • 11:50 – 12:00 Zoom meeting room open
  • 12:00 – 12:05 Welcome & introductions
  • 12:05 – 12:20 Best practices & lessons learned from Barcelona by Jordi Ortuño, Maziar Ahmadi & Chloe Cortés
  • 12:20 – 12:35 Data source integration for tourism flows governance and safety in Milan by Mauro Annunziato & Piero De Sabbata
  • 12:35 – 12:40 Reflection from Amsterdam
  • 12:40 – 13:00 Q&A with the audience
  • 13:00 Program end

To join this webinar, please register in advance via: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceqtqTopEtZ0cP35pYUMxda6Wu1wqDbK

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Save the date!

Two additional webinars are scheduled through the end of the year. Topics and speakers will be announced closer to the date:

• Tuesday, November 3, 15:00-16:00 CET

• Tuesday, December 1, 15:00-16:00 CET

Are you a practitioner or researcher working on a relevant crowd-management project and would like to share your work and findings with the CityFlows network? Send a short email explaining your project to CityFlows Communications Officer, Cornelia Dinca via cornelia.dinca@ams-institute.org.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

CityFlows Webinar Series Shares Crowd-management Innovations

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The EIT-KIC project CityFlows aims to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the use of Crowd Monitoring Decision Support Systems (CM-DSS) to manage pedestrian flows. In three partner cities, Amsterdam, Milan and Barcelona, the CityFlows project tests and evaluates various innovative crowd monitoring techniques in real-life settings where large crowds meet, such as mass events, tourist spaces and transfer hubs. The CityFlows project also prepares a CM-DSS for market launch which incorporates state-of-the-art monitoring techniques.

To facilitate knowledge exchange between project partners and stakeholders, the CityFlows project is hosting a webinar series. Through four, one hour webinars you will get insights from project partners and engage in a discussion with crowd-management researchers and practitioners.

During this first edition on Tuesday, September 8, project partners will share how they are repurposing crowd management tools to contribute to social distancing research and policy recommendations in times of corona. Crowd-management researchers and practitioners are encouraged to join this interactive webinar and to share their best practices and lessons learned.

CityFlows Webinar #1: Crowd-management in times of corona - 8 September 2020

14:50 – 15:00 Zoom waiting room open

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome and introduction to CityFlows webinar series, Cornelia Dinca

15:05 – 15:20 Experience from Amsterdam, Eelco Thiellier, City of Amsterdam, Traffic & Public Space Department

15:20 – 15:35 Experience from Milan, Valentino Sevino, City of Milan, Environmental Mobility and Territory Agency (AMAT)

15:35 – 16:00 Q&A with audience

16:00 Program end

To join this webinar, please register in advance via: <https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceqtqTopEtZ0cP35pYUMxda6Wu1wqDbK>

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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Save the date!

Three additional webinars are scheduled through the end of the year. Topics and speakers will be announced closer to the date.

• Tuesday, October 6, 15:00-16:00 CET

• Tuesday, November 3, 15:00-16:00 CET

• Tuesday, December 1, 15:00-16:00 CET

Are you a practitioner or researcher working on a relevant crowd-management project and would like to share your work and findings with the CityFlows network? Send a short email explaining your project to CityFlows Communications Officer, Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

Looking Back at One Year of Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab

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Marineterrein Amsterdam Living Lab (MALL) was launched in June 2019 as a collaboration between project partners Bureau Marineterrein, AMS Institute, Amsterdam Smart City / Amsterdam Economic Board and NEMO. A year later, Pim Stevens and Leendert Verhoef reflect on the challenges and achievements in establishing an open innovation environment where all kinds of parties can develop and test scalable solutions to global urban challenges.

Find out more in this article (in Dutch): https://www.marineterrein.nl/1-jaar-marineterrein-amsterdam-living-lab/

Photo credit: Thomas Schlijper

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

CityFlows Webinar #1: Crowd management in times of corona

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The EIT-KIC project CityFlows aims to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the use of Crowd Monitoring Decision Support Systems (CM-DSS) to manage pedestrian flows. In three partner cities, Amsterdam, Milan and Barcelona, the CityFlows project tests and evaluates various innovative crowd monitoring techniques in real-life settings where large crowds meet, such as mass events, tourist spaces and transfer hubs. The CityFlows project also prepares a CM-DSS for market launch which incorporates state-of-the-art monitoring techniques.

To facilitate knowledge exchange between project partners and stakeholders, the CityFlows project is hosting a webinar series. Through four, one hour webinars you will get insights from project partners and engage in a discussion with crowd-management researchers and practitioners.

During this first edition, project partners will share how they are repurposing crowd management tools to contribute to social distancing research and policy recommendations in times of corona. Crowd-management researchers and practitioners are encouraged to join this interactive webinar and to share their best practices and lessons learned.

CityFlows Webinar #1: Crowd management in times of corona

14:50 – 15:00 Zoom waiting room open

15:00 – 15:05 Welcome and introduction to CityFlows webinar series, Cornelia Dinca

15:05 – 15:20 Experience from Amsterdam, Eelco Thiellier, City of Amsterdam, Traffic & Public Space Department

15:20 – 15:35 Experience from Milan, Valentino Sevino, City of Milan, Environmental Mobility and Territory Agency (AMAT)

15:35 – 16:00 Q&A with audience

16:00 Program end

To join this webinar, please register in advance via: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZclceqtqTopEtZ0cP35pYUMxda6Wu1wqDbK

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Save the date!

Three additional webinars are scheduled through the end of the year. Topics and speakers will be announced in September.

• Tuesday, October 6, 15:00-16:00 CET

• Tuesday, November 3, 15:00-16:00 CET

• Tuesday, December 1, 15:00-16:00 CET

Are you a practitioner or researcher working on a relevant crowd-management project and would like to share your work and findings with the CityFlows network? Send a short email explaining your project to CityFlows Communications Officer, Cornelia Dinca via cornelia@amsterdamsmartcity.com.

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Cornelia Dinca, International Liaison at Amsterdam Smart City, posted

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