A systems approach to developing future urban systems: creating a metro that fits the megalopolis

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A systems approach to developing future urban systems : creating a metro that fits the megalopolis. / Blumenfeld, Marcelo; Schmid, Felix; Roberts, Clive.

The International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) 2016. Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017.

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Harvard

Blumenfeld, M, Schmid, F & Roberts, C 2017, A systems approach to developing future urban systems: creating a metro that fits the megalopolis. in The International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) 2016. Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2016 International Conference on Railway Engineering, ICRE 2016, Brussels, Belgium, 12/05/16. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0519

APA

Blumenfeld, M., Schmid, F., & Roberts, C. (2017). A systems approach to developing future urban systems: creating a metro that fits the megalopolis. In The International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) 2016 Institution of Engineering and Technology. https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0519

Vancouver

Blumenfeld M, Schmid F, Roberts C. A systems approach to developing future urban systems: creating a metro that fits the megalopolis. In The International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) 2016. Institution of Engineering and Technology. 2017 https://doi.org/10.1049/cp.2016.0519

Author

Blumenfeld, Marcelo ; Schmid, Felix ; Roberts, Clive. / A systems approach to developing future urban systems : creating a metro that fits the megalopolis. The International Conference on Railway Engineering (ICRE) 2016. Institution of Engineering and Technology, 2017.

Bibtex

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abstract = "The emergence of the megalopolis has created social, economic and environmental burdens that result in significant challenges for the sustainability of urban systems. More specifically, transport in growing megalopoleis has become an important issue, known to contribute significant social and environmental impacts in urban areas. However, traditional scientific approaches do not appear to cope with the complexity of these systems or to alter the trajectory of current trends towards desirable outcomes. Considering the increasing urgency for a more sustainable future, we contend that a holistic view should be combined with a normative problem-solving approach. Based on this, we propose a novel methodology that combines the back-casting method with a systems engineering approach in order to develop a design process to generate innovative and robust solutions so as to address the uncertainty of future scenarios. We apply this design process to the task of resolving the systemic paradox of coverage, speed and capacity in metro systems. The case study leads to a solution that increases average door-to-door speeds by up to 55% and capacity by 30% when compared to conventional operations and thus meets the sustainability goals of megalopoleis.",
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