Human Mobility and Urban Resilience

Date(s) - 03/14/2022
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

365C Weil Hall - ESSIE Conference Room


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Human Mobility and Urban Resilience

Speaker: Ryan Qi Wang, Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northeastern University

Large-scale extreme events, such as pandemics, wildfires, and major storms, can significantly change routine human movement patterns. Such changes affect both the consequences of the events and the ability of urban centers to mount effective responses. In this talk, I will discuss how uniformity and heterogeneity of human
movements emerge under the impact of major natural disasters; how such an understanding of the dynamics of mobility disruptions and recovery will pave a path to real-time track and response to evacuations and recoveries; how social inequality can impact the everyday movement of residents in America’s cities; and how AI technologies can possibly help us build complex, just, and human-centered urban-level digital twins.

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