Infrastructure, Planning and Environment


A new methodology for identification the formation of traffic bottlenecks in real-time

In an era of unprecedented global urbanization, urban society is facing a growing demand for mobility, which creates enormous pressure on the urban road networks [1, 2]. As a result, we face severe traffic congestions and increasing fuel consumption that in the long-run increases air pollution. In the short term, however, the increase in traffic loads, alongside the increase in the use of mobile navigation apps, disconnects the natural linkages between traffic planning and land use allocation.

A systematic comparison of interaction models for systems of cities

Understanding patterns of growth for cities is a crucial issue for its practical and policy implications e.g. regarding sustainability, but also from a theoretical point of view regarding the validation of theories for urban systems. A particular entry is taken by the Evolutive Urban Theory which postulates interactions between cities as main drivers of their growth.

Urban Systems Diversity Measures

Digest the complex temporal dynamics of hierarchical communities is hard to attain in a way that captures the changes in rank and size of its members. Particularly, in urban systems, scaling laws and rank clocks approaches have proved to capture much of this dynamic at macro and micro scales respectively, correlating the variation of urban attributes with city size.


The official Hotel of the Conference is
Makedonia Palace.

Conference Organiser: NBEvents

The official travel agency of the Conference is: Air Maritime

Photo of Thessaloniki seafront courtesy of Juli Bellou
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