Introducing Findings: The Newsletter.
Welcome to our newsletter, bringing you the latest findings from the community of researchers who publish in Findings.
Findings is an interdisciplinary, independent, community-led, peer-reviewed, open access journal focused on short, clear, and pointed research results.
This month our big news is the launch of the new section: Urban Findings. Transport Findings continues in parallel. Energy and Resilience Findings will launch later this year.
Launching Urban Findings
We announce the launch of a new section of Findings: Urban Findings, continuing model of short, to-the-point research findings in the broad field of urbanism. The Editorial Board is here, along with an inaugural set of papers here.
At the start of the process, we sent out a call for papers, through our Editorial Board members. We thank them for generously putting in their own time and effort towards these papers, reaching out to their networks and students for contributions, and generously helping out with the review process. This is more so because this process unfolded in a time that was extremely busy for every academic round the globe, as we grappled with the new shifted reality of combining online and face-to-face teaching, and the new reality of virtual conferences.
The papers focus on a diverse set of issues around Urbanism. The application and novel use of new sources of data, and the development of models and methods in quantitative urbanism is growing by leaps and bounds, as these papers demonstrate. A topical theme was COVID-19, to which we all have been witnesses this past year, and which has understandably, and will in the future continue to, change the way in which we think of cities. The papers span broad application and method areas, from model based creation and evaluation of synthetic cities, to empirical research on people, cities, and housing, across Australia, the US, and Canada, large scale survey design and application, and even meta-analyses such as tracking the presence of Urbanism on social media, and the interaction of climate change and housing. Also observed in the papers is the recurring theme of the close interaction between transport and locational behaviours, and the resulting areas of land use and transport interactions – we truly cannot think of cities without thinking of location (urban) and movement (transport) as an integrated whole. This brings us full circle to the reason why we thought Urban Findings should sit under a common umbrella with Transport Findings.
So, along with the launch, this is a call out for regular submissions to Urban Findings (and Transport Findings), for short, to-the-point research focussed on cities. We look forward to some excellent work!
Rishabh Singh Chauhan Denise Capasso da Silva Deborah Salon Ali Shamshiripour Ehsan Rahimi Uttara Sutradhar Sara KhoeiniAbolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian Sybil Derrible Ram Pendyala
An online longitudinal survey of more than 9000 individuals tests attitudes and risk perceptions for an ongoing pandemic across a diverse geographic context for the US.
A post-pandemic city is simulated and modelled by locking down 80% of workers to work-from-home situations and then gradually relaxing constraints to explore a new equilibrium city form.
Diego Rybski Yunfei Li Stefan Born Jürgen P. Kropp
Two classical models of urban growth, Diffusion Limited Aggregation and Stochastic Gravitation Model, are combined and compared to model real cities.
Thomas W. Sanchez
Tweet data is mined and tweet content is analysed to study the range of scholarly and other topics that urban planning academics discuss on social media.
Anastasia Belikow James DeWeese Léa Ravensbergen Yan Kestens Ahmed El-Geneidy
The connection between urban residential density and the subjective perception of wellbeing of residents is tested.
William Thomas Thackway Christopher James Pettit
The effect of an ongoing pandemic on the Airbnb market in Sydney is studied, focussing on the impact to rental supply and rents
Haiyun Wang Glen Searle Siqin Wang Yan Liu
A survey studies the connections between socio-economic background, perceptions of flooding, and residents relocation choices in Queensland, Australia.
July 07, 2021 AEST
Youngjoon KimJinhyung LeeJunghwan KimNaoto Nakajima
This study finds a disparity in transit-based travel time between colonial rulers (Japanese) and subjects (Koreans) in Colonial Seoul (Keijo) in 1936.
Willem Klumpenhouwer Jeff Allen Lisa Li Rick LiuMitchell Robinson Diego Da Silva Steven Farber Alex Karner Dana Rowangould Amer Shalaby Mary Buchanan Steven Higashide
The TransitCenter Equity Dashboard tracks how well transit systems in seven urban regions in the United States serve their riders.
Lewis Lehe Vikash V. Gayah Ayush Pandey
Data from Scoop, a carpooling app, is used to demonstrate scale economies across various markets. As carpool requests rise, accepted matches rise, while distance declines.
Hanna Maoh William Anderson
The volume of trucks crossing the Ambassador Bridge (busiest land border in Canada) dropped during the first two months of the pandemic, but by May reached higher than normal levels.
Jin Rui Yap Bramka Arga Jafino Trivik Verma
Four different equity principles on road network criticality present significant variations in criticality rankings and spatial distribution of critical links when using different equity principles in 22 countries.
Richard Patterson David Ogilvie Jenna Panter
In most cases walking and cycling remained below pre-lockdown levels, while motor vehicle use was similar to pre-lockdown conditions in Cambridge, UK.
Laura Mirtich Matthew Wigginton Conway Deborah Salon Peter Kedron Rishabh Singh Chauhan Sybil Derrible Sara Khoeini Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian Ehsan Rahimi Ram Pendyala
The COVID Future survey, which include responses over 11 months, finds attitudes about COVID-19 are particularly stable, while those about remote work and communication are the least stable.
Gregory S. Macfarlane Michael H. Sheffield Logan S. Bennett Grant G. Schultz
Transit signal priority (TSP) significantly improves headway adherence, controlling for peak times, direction, and dwell time. Requiring the bus to be 2 minutes late before requesting TSP improves adherence.
Dirk von Schneidemesser Jody Betzien
Traders overestimate car use and underestimate active transport. Further, potential customers more often live close to their shopping destinations than retailers perceive.
Denise Capasso da Silva Sara Khoeini Deborah Salon Matthew W. Conway Rishabh S. Chauhan Ram M. Pendyala Ali Shamshiripour Ehsan Rahimi Tassio Magassy Abolfazl (Kouros) Mohammadian Sybil Derrible
Those primarily concerned about the pandemic response used cars more, while those equally concerned about the pandemic response and the health effects of COVID-19 used bikes and transit the most.