A brief background
I am a Degree and Masters qualified transport planner. I help my clients with the latest theories and methods to better integrate the land use and public transport systems in cities. I also help them with powerful spatial analysis and analytics. I believe the new GIS technologies are the key for cities to be smarter in their resources and services. I am based in Auckland and have over 14 years of professional experience in urban and transport planning in Iran, New Zealand, and Australia. In addition to my consulting work for MRCagney, I am currently studying part-time towards a Ph.D. in Planning at the University of Auckland.
My latest projects (more)
Right to the city
GTFS tools for ArcGIS
Proximity and Integration (The Metropolitan Revolution)
Right to the cityMany policy-makers are grappling with the twin challenges posed by growing travel demands and persistent socioeconomic inequality. To address these issues, numerous studies propose and apply “justice tests”, which relate the effects of transport policies to prevailing socioeconomic deprivation.
GTFS tools for ArcGISUses GTFS public transit data to show areas you can reach with public transport in a given time. The abundant access is the first in series of tools I am developing for ArcGIS to analyse the GTFS data. Simplicity is the main objective here, therefore all the analysis will be done in-fly. The term "abundant access" is borrowed from Jarrett Walker's book, Human transit. You can use the abundant access to perform transit/pedestrian accessibility analyses, controlling for a number of transfers, walking between transfers, walking to transit and walking from transit. My aim is to develop a method that is useful for practitioners and decision-makers to make day-to-day decisions.
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