Movement Strategies attended the London Build 2022 Expo on the 15th and 16th November in London’s Olympia, which brought together professionals from across the construction sector. We reflect on some of the trends for the future of the Built Environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside co-authors from Massey University and OFR Consultants, recently published a paper about The Response of Sleeping Adults to Smoke Alarm Signals in the Evacuation Decision Model
Dr. Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, National Research Council Canada, Imperial College London, Fire Protection Research Foundation and RMIT University have recently published a paper on "The simulation of wildland-urban interface fire evacuation: The WUI-NITY platform" in Safety Science.
Dr Steve Gwynne, alongside colleagues at Lund University, School of Built Environment, Massey University and NIST, USA have recently published a paper on "Calibrating the Wildfire Decision Model using hybrid choice modelling".