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July 27, 2020
Webinar: Adapting to the Next Normal - Practical Design for Social Distancing
We have partnered with Autodesk to share the latest design methods and technologies in a live webinar panel discussion on 30 July 2020 17.00 BST / 09.00 PCT
July 22, 2020
Movement Strategies commissioned by the SGSA to support evaluation of social distancing at series of pilot sporting events
The UK Government is planning for the safe return of spectators to live sport from October 2020. Movement Strategies has been commissioned by the Sports Grounds Safety Authority (SGSA) to support the evaluation of social distancing measures at a series of upcoming pilot sporting events to enable the safe re-opening of sports venues in the future.
July 21, 2020
Movement Strategies and Autodesk release webinar to help organisations design for social distancing
Movement Strategies has partnered with Autodesk, the world leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, to help organisations design for social distancing.
July 17, 2020
Research: A review of post-incident studies for wildland-urban interface fires
Professor Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Underwriters Laboratories, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology and the National Research Council Canada have recently published a paper on "A review of post-incident studies for wildland-urban interface fires"
July 10, 2020
Simon Ancliffe speaks to the Daily Mail on practical tips to bring fans safely back into stadiums.
Football clubs are seeking specialist safety advice on how to bring fans back to games in a first step towards supporters returning.
July 8, 2020
Dr Aoife Hunt talks to the BBC about how modelling human behaviour can help the design of new stadiums
A particular type of simulation - known as agent-based modelling - tries to understand how individuals in a crowd will behave...
June 29, 2020
Simon Ancliffe to join Webinar panel "Back in play: Reopening sports venues"
Our Executive Director, Simon Ancliffe will join a live webinar panel on Tuesday 30 June 2020 at 12.00GMT: "Back in play: Re opening sports venues"
June 22, 2020
Flow rates in different crowds: Crowd composition and egress performance
This paper discusses the impact of crowd composition on egress performance. Same stadium, different events, different crowds. How does the crowd egress change?
June 6, 2020
Dr Aoife Hunt joins BBC Radio 4 show to discuss social distancing
Dr Aoife Hunt, Associate Director at Movement Strategies (a GHD company) recently joined the BBC 4 Radio show "More or Less: Behind the Statistics"
May 15, 2020
Poll reveals 70% of respondents don’t feel comfortable returning to work unless social distancing measures are implemented
A recent online poll* held by GHD, one of the world’s leading professional services companies, revealed that 70% of respondents do not feel comfortable returning to work unless social distancing measures are in place. The survey also showed that 60% of participants would like to see more permanent social distancing measures implemented at their workplace following the crisis.
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July 9, 2020
Five tips to help stadium operators be top of their game when re-opening their doors to spectators
What can operators be doing now to prepare to set their new capacity and to ensure fans can safely return to stadiums?
June 17, 2020
How agile, data-driven strategies will drive high street recovery
Steve Scott, Executive Leader of GHD Advisory UK, on how an "Agile Strategy" is needed to resuscitate our high streets and how Movement Insights will play a key role.
May 27, 2020
Reopening the high street: how crowd planning has been turned on its head
How do we get people back to the high street safely? It is not as simple as widening pathways and spacing queues by 2m. More maths is needed than you think. Dr Aoife Hunt considers the challenge local councils now face to adhere to government plans once lockdown eases.
May 1, 2020
Improving productivity in a time of social distancing
Social distancing reduces efficiency and productivity. Business and organisation leaders are looking for ways to recover and optimise productivity in these circumstances. Go beyond compliance to maximise safety and optimise productivity. Simon Ancliffe talks about solutions to the current challenges faced by businesses.
April 14, 2020
‘Easter Egg’ Emergencies
The Covid-19 crisis poses many challenges. These occur at individual, national and international levels, and on numerous fronts. Here we discuss the different types of local emergencies that might occur and how responding to them becomes all the more challenging during a time of a national or international crisis.
September 23, 2019
Large crowds and Zone Ex: safety and security considerations in the last mile
Dr Aoife Hunt presented to the SGSA conference on 4th September on crowd movement research carried out at Wembley Stadium and also some of the latest security considerations, including the impact of Hostile Vehicle Mitigation (HVM), both with respect to Zone Ex. The presentation is summarised here.
September 16, 2019
Understanding evacuation from wildfires
Over the last year, Movement Strategies has made an increased effort to derive and share research findings from its ongoing innovative practice. In addition, we have collaborated with research partners to conduct dedicated research activities.
September 11, 2019
Movement Insights – our top three learnings so far…
Movement Insights ingests a range of movement, spend and social data-sets to give a clear picture of how a city, retailer or other physical space is performing and where the most effective interventions and campaigns might be to improve performance.
July 8, 2019
The £183m fine imposed by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on British Airways has been announced today
2019 was looking likely as the year in which the ICO would flex its muscles - the £500k fine imposed on Facebook now looks pretty paltry, especially given the relative scale of Facebook and BA (Facebook’s revenues are about 4 times that of BA’s, which were £12.2Bn in 2017).
June 17, 2019
21st century experience in a Victorian Theatre
The Victorian theatres were designed to maximise the revenue, by squeezing in as many seats as possible. But would the visitor experience have been better in the late 1800s?
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