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A Science of Cities

A Science of Cities
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Ciudades a escala humana en-topia Rail and Transit | Science in Motion Legion is used by more than half of the top 40 transit agencies worldwide Legion software is the mostly widely adopted simulation software in the rail and transit sector. Legion's patented technology accurately simulates and analyses the step-by-step movement of pedestrians within all the relevant facilities in the the rail and transit world. Optimising pedestrian flow, using space efficiently and safely, and implementing effective schedules are fundamental to the success and sustainability of rail and transit stations and facilities. Legion software and services are ideal for a wide range of organizations and agencies within rail and transit: Legion software and services suit a wide range of projects within the rail and transit sector: Case studies: London Underground – Legion helped London Underground with design and capacity enhancements for one of their busiest stations. New York Pennsylvania Station – Legion simulated NY Penn Station, to alleviate platform congestion.

“Urbanismo social”, individuo y vanidad. By Reyes Gallegos. Oil money. Autores desconocidos. Imagen extraida de: www.visualcomplexity.com Este post pretende ser una llamada a la reflexión sobre la dificultad que conlleva salirse de “las esferas” (1) de la sociedad y el urbanismo capitalista y reinventar nuevos modelos acordes a otros ideales, sin que se acaben repitiendo los mismos patrones más propios de la condición humana. En este sentido, y a partir de mi propia experiencia en la búsqueda de un urbanismo más social, me pregunto si está el urbanismo de la participación, tal y como lo estamos construyendo y demandando a través de las “redes sociales”, blindado contra ese individualismo vanidoso, o estamos asistiendo a una encubierta y silenciosa manifestación de los mismos síntomas en dicho terreno. (2) Habría que ampliar ese lugar de excelencia “espacio virtual” a “espacio social”, o podríamos estar creando en estas plataformas nuevas ISLAS de técnicos a los que nos falta más experiencia de participación a pie de calle. Algunas recomendaciones:

Cómo buscar y usar información científica: Guía para estudiantes universitarios 2013. Martínez Rodríguez, Luis Javier Cómo buscar y usar información científica: Guía para estudiantes universitarios 2013., 2013 (Unpublished) [Guide/Manual] English abstract This manual, addressed to higher education students, provides guidelines on scholarly information and literature; how to select and assess reliability of Web contents; how to access credible and refereed information; how to take advantage of academic library resources; which genres of scientific publications there are and how to use them; how to find and gather bibliography on a research topic; which search tools are to be chosen; how the information is to be used fairly and efficiently; how to manage references and documents; how to analyze and work with them; how to cite and reference bibliography; and how to shape academic assignments and dissertations. Spanish abstract

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