Shifting Paradigm: the impact of Covid-19 on transport planning
Transport By Transform Transport 3 months ago
The booklet "Shifting Paradigm: the impact of Covid-19 on transport planning" is a structured collection of the most insightful investigations developed by Transform Transport, the research unit of Systematica, since the Covid-19 outbreak.

The unprecedented disruption caused by the pandemic has given rise to a large cultural and technical debate on upcoming new forms of urban development and mobility in an attempt to envision potential trajectories of new paradigms and keep up with the pace of our changing cities.

Through innovative city reading instruments, multi-dimensional urban metrics and deep learning techniques, this publication explores the dense network of sidewalks as well as the actual accessibility to urban parks, other key components of the public realm and essential services. Calibrated on the city of Milan, this metric can be replicated in all global cities, with the aim of mapping urban structural gaps and inform effective intervention strategies.

This contribution to better cities through research might seem minimal however we firmly believe that developing new methods for reading the status quo will increase awareness and the sensitivity of our planning tools, thus paving the way for a gradual and everlasting change to the practice of urban and transportation planning.

Read more and flip through our research here.

The full booklet is available online here.

Systematica Srl

Established in 1989, Systematica is a transportation planning and mobility engineering consultancy with its main office in Milan, Italy and subsidiary offices in Beirut, Mumbai, and New York City. Systematica provides a wide array of integrated consultancy services in the sectors of transportation and urban planning and operates at multiple scales with expertise at the national, regional, and urban development scale of transportation planning. Systematica provides strategic advisory and due diligence for infrastructure investments, traffic analysis and management, and mobility engineering in complex buildings and event venues. In addition, specialization in pedestrian flows, parking design, and vertical transportation are provided as a core service. As technology is rapidly changing the transportation planning realm, Systematica is actively engaged in the research and application of advanced information mobility systems and technologies. Systematica has three-decades of experience in providing quality service to clients, international experience in complex environments, and expertise in the usage of sophisticated analytical mapping instruments and traffic modeling software. Its widely acknowledged tailor-made approach has made it possible for Systematica to work on complex projects around the globe in equally diverse contexts. The evidence-based approach of Systematica is underpinned and supported by an extensive use of transportation modeling tools and simulation platforms aimed to explore and identify the most suitable planning solutions in every context and at any scale.

Transform Transport

Transform Transport is Systematica’s research unit focused on innovative mobility solutions. While mobility and transport related technologies are emerging with increasingly fast paced, Transform Transport explores how they can have positive impacts on our cities, neighborhood and buildings. Founded by Systematica, it grounds on 30 years of experience in the field of transport planning and mobility engineering, investigating the future of Milan and other cities worldwide.


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