Minisymposium: The future of urban accessibility modelling with novel data sources

We would like to welcome you to hear and discuss urban accessibility modelling

When & Where

Date: Thursday 09th November

Time: 12:30-15:30

Location: Physicum D101, Kumpula campus



12.30-12.50 Tuuli Toivonen (University of Helsinki): Introduction to the symposium

12.50-13.10 Michael Widener (University of Toronto): Analysing multimodal food accessibility: case Toronto

13.10-13.30 Henrikki Tenkanen: (University of Helsinki): Analysing multimodal accessibility with novel data sources case Helsinki metropolitan region

13.30-13.50 Rainer Kujala (Aalto University): Travel times and transfers in public transport: Comprehensive accessibility analysis based on Pareto-optimal journeys

13.50-14.10 Coffee break

14.10-14.30 Anssi Joutsiniemi (title confirmed later)

14.30-14.50 Commentaries from city planners (confirmed later)

14.50-15.30 Wrap-up panel discussion


The minisymposium is organized by Digital Geography Lab. See more of our research here.

This minisymposium focuses on urban accessibility modelling. It is part of the Science workshops on novel and open data sources and approaches to study urban accessibility and mobility -project, which aims to bring together researchers and planners working with urban accessibility and mobility related issues.

Novel data sources have opened new possibilities to study accessibility. This afternoon includes presentations from researchers who use these data sources in their work to understand urban accessibility better and commentaries from planners on their views about the value of new methods and tools for everyday planning and decision making. Day's insights from the presentations are concluded in the panel discussion.