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Dr Ed Manley

Research Associate, UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)

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Date: May 27
Time: 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
Location: 99 Sudbury | Glass Factory, mesh Main Stage

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Dr Ed Manley is a Research Associate at the UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), one of the world leading research centres for the science of cities.  Ed’s research focuses on the use of big, new datasets to analyse human behaviour in urban areas at a highly granular scale.  His diverse research portfolio includes investigating the massive variation in route choices by minicab drivers, responses to disruptions on the London Underground, and the identification of linguistic communities estimated using Twitter data.

Ed’s interests extend into considering how new data and new technologies will influence the relationship between citizens and the city.  With individuals gaining access to more and more information, how will this influence behaviour, and what will be the ultimate influence on large-scale urban patterns?  And operating within the constraints of existing systems and infrastructure, how flexible are cities to rapid social change?

Ed blogs at urbanmovements.co.uk.