Accessibility Minisymposium 2017

(c) Jussi Hellsten/VisitHelsinki


This minisymposium focuses on urban accessibility modelling. It is part of the Science workshops on novel and open data sources and approaches to study urban accessibility and mobility project funded by Finnish Cultural Foundation. The project aims to bring together researchers and planners working with urban accessibility and mobility.

This afternoon includes presentations from researchers who use novel data sources in their work to understand urban accessibility better and commentaries from planners on their views about the value of new methods and tools for everyday planning and decision making. Day’s insights from the presentations are concluded in the panel discussion.

Register to the event by latest 31.10.2017 from here!


When & Where

Date: Thursday 09th November
Time: 12:30-15:30
Location: Physicum D101, Kumpula campus


12:30-12:50 Tuuli Toivonen (University of Helsinki): Introduction to the symposium

12:50-13:10 Michael Widener (University of Toronto):“Using activity space-based accessibility measures with GPS data: A case study on food purchasing behaviour in 5 Canadian Cities”

13:15-13:35 Henrikki Tenkanen: (University of Helsinki): Dynamic multimodal accessibility modelling in urban environments – examples from Helsinki

13:40-14:00 Coffee break

14:00-14:20 Rainer Kujala (Aalto University): Travel times and transfers in public transport: Comprehensive accessibility analysis based on Pareto-optimal journeys

14:25-14:45 Anssi Joutsiniemi (Aalto University): Accessibility and the relativity of space

14:50-15:10 Commentaries by city planners

15:10-15:30 Wrap-up discussion


The minisymposium is organized by Digital Geography Lab. See more of our research here.