“iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth” is an urban design virtual lab project funded by the Ontario Research Fund-Research Excellence Round 7 competition. The project, is a collaborative endeavor between researchers at the University of Toronto, OCAD University, the University of Waterloo, ESRI Canada and IBM Canada.
Researchers are focusing on developing and applying advanced data, analysis and visualization capabilities to find innovative ways to improve urban transportation system performance and design efficient, sustainable cities for the well-being of individuals and society.
It is led by Principal Investigator Prof Eric J. Miller, director of the University of Toronto Transportation Research Institute (UTTRI) and a professor in the Department of Civil Engineering.
Intelligent transportation system of systems (ITSoS) is a house of various analytical services and applications pertinent to different aspects of transportation. Example include GIS based (geo-spatiotemporal) analysis and visualization of origin-destination patterns in the GTA, travel times by mode for all ODs in the GTA, bottleneck identification and analyses, trip planning, and pedestrian and cyclists’ safety analysis. The project also aims to integrate different services to create advanced transportation applications in a seamless manner such as Advanced Travelers information system.