Urban Factors for transportation and walkability
    Matt Hoefler

    Looking at Matt D.’s familiarization I see a common trend between both of our ideas – using this list value for 2.01 I found myself thinking of context maps that can reflect a community. I focused on trying to create a plan that shows people traffic, using a computational method within autocad to create parameters that can be modified to see what the possibilities are. Using the computational parameters of executing addition, subtraction, division, and multiplication I can change one circle and the entire map will adjust to reflect this change in population. Now when we look at Dubai we can see some issues that come out as familiarities to me, that i had noticed first hand. The walk-ability in Dubai is not the greatest and that is just a result of the climate and the culture that surrounds it now. In the summers it can get so hot that there are very little amounts of people outdoors, which is understandable now.

    So using these auto cad defined parameters we can see what areas could be affected by possible mass transit or other transportation needs in the area. Of course Dubai has a great light rail system that can bring you to all parts of the city. However there may need to be advances in the current walk-ability.


    This is a great thesis paper by UMD I have read thru a lot of it and its actually really interesting



    External Source link http://drum.lib.umd.edu/handle/1903/11308


    2.01 Urban Walk-ability Premeditated through Population Densities from Transit Stations: Matthew Dunham
    Matthew Dunham

    Original Dubai Proposed Masterplan




    These are the calculated [computational] mappings I have done based on the chosen urban location [Dubai] and the assessment of the community(s) using AutoCAD. The chained cyan smaller circles are 1/2 mile in diameter representing the walk-ability, for that region of the world, around the metro stations. The hatched yellow circles represent the population of 80,000-100,000 people clustering the most population density near downtown (noted by the large circle). The closest idea of a calculation is the variable of walk-ability, basted on temperature (day vs. night) walk ability can increase.