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School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
The Oval Partnership
Pedestrian Movement Analyst / Data Scientist (KTP Associate)
Salary: £32,000 - £40,000 per annum (Confirmation on offer of appointment) plus £2,000 per annum training budget
Project Title The re:PLACE - REgeneration: PLanning Active CEntres project will develop a predictive pedestrian forecasting tool to enable planning and design services for urban regeneration, master planning and facilitate community planning engagement.
Never before has sustainable, evidence-based planning and design taken on such significance as now. Not only does the amount of footfall define the success or failure of local economies and healthy communities, but walking is also a key ingredient of urban mobility, so critical to counteract the climate crisis. To accelerate the shift to zero-carbon transport modes and the creation of thriving local community spaces, a new approach to walking is necessary. Through the development of the re:PLACE artificial intelligence analytics and forecasting system, this KTP will provide urban designers, town centre managers, planners and community stakeholders with the tools to support their regeneration efforts.
The partnership project will develop methods and systems for studying local and national footfall data. Through the application of deep learning methods an evidence-based, quantitative tool for measuring, evaluating and forecasting pedestrian footfall will be created.
This project will build on the latest data technologies to create improved tools for understanding and forecasting pedestrian movement and as such will play a key role in the paradigm shift to encourage walking and enhance accessibility for sustainable transport modes. In turn, it will generate a richer and more engaging experience in mixed-use urban-scale projects.
This 24-month project between Loughborough University and The Oval Partnership is jointly funded with UKRI Innovate UK. We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with relevant skills to join the project team.
The successful candidate will be a highly-motivated, perceptive and proactive graduate with a relevant Master's degree or post-graduate research degree (PhD). They will have demonstrable experience of high-quality research, ideally in urban studies, transport planning or related disciplines.
The KTP Associate will be based primarily at the Oval Partnership offices at 81 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3AG, UK, and will also spend time at Loughborough University with the academic team. The Associate will form an integral part of the Oval Partnership team and that of its subsidiary Wedderburn Transport Planning, working closely with the company supervisory team and the academic supervisors from Loughborough University.
Applications must be made through the Loughborough University recruitment site. The application process will include:
For Information Contact: Professor Marcus Enoch (M.P.Enoch@lboro.ac.uk)
The closing date for receipt of applications Sunday 17th July 2022
Interviews will be held in the week commencing 3rd August 2022
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