A steady increase in the population in combination with the rapid expansion of city tourism frequently causes crowd-related issues. The objective of CityFlows was twofold:
- To improve liveability in urban environments by deploying a crowd monitoring decision support system (CM-DSS).
- To make a CM-DSS ready for the international market, to improve the liveability of crowded pedestrian spaces through the provision of decision-support for managing of pedestrian flows.
The first objective was to operate the CityFlows CM-DSS in four living labs across Europe, to demonstrate the use of CM-DSS in re-designing and managing crowded pedestrian spaces.
CityFlows’ secondary objective was to create an active and involved user-base for CM-DSSs by educating on the benefits of the system to city officials, security officers and crowd management organisations.
CityFlows aims to accelerate the market opportunities of the CM-DSS, and pro-active pedestrian management systems in general, through education, hands-on experience/direct involvement and communication. CENIT was involved in pre-processing and cleaning the simulation data, simulating people flows using Vid-FLOWS software and analysing outputs to draw conclusions.
Client: European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT)