Country-scale analysis of high-resolution mobility patterns and infection spread

Spatial variation of “Interaction Potential” over the course of two days. Left: March 12th, just before introduction of lockdown. Right: March 19th, just after introduction of lockdown. Potential interactions are binned into H3 cells of resolution 11 (Uber, 2020). For privacy reasons, only cells with at least 100 potential interactions are shown — credit Ronan Doorley.

By Ronan Doorley, Alex Berke, Ariel Noyman, Luis Alonso, J Ribo, V Arroyo, Marc Pons and Kent Larson
from MIT City Science and the City Science Lab @ Andorra

The MIT Media Lab City Science group and the Andorra Innovation Hub have been collaborating since 2015 on research related to urban programming, new mobility systems, tourism, energy, sustainability and other urban innovations. In 2020, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the focus of our partnership shifted towards developing models and analysis for better understanding the relationship between government policies, mobility behavior and the spread of COVID-19.

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Images of Ho Chi Minh City by Long Joe

by: Maggie Church, MIT City Science and Trinh Tu Anh, City Science Lab@ Ho Chi Minh City

We are pleased to introduce the newest member of the City Science Network, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam. As part of this collaboration, the MIT City Science team will work with the Architecture Research Center, referred to as ARC, to understand, model and predict a series of new developments in District 4. District 4 is located on the Saigon River, includes the port, and is part of the urban core of the city. The district is slated for several new developments, and…


A Recap of our first virtual City Science Summit

A still from the opening video created by the UdeG team for the Main Stage presentations

by Maggie Church from MIT City Science and Ixchel Rowena from the City Science Lab @ Guadalajara

The 2020 City Science Summit was hosted virtually by the University of Guadalajara (UdeG) and included main stage presentations, international workshops, and opening and closing sessions featuring university leadership as well as network members. The City Science summit, an annual event hosted by a different network collaborator each year, aims to be a place where leaders from academia, industry and the government come together to discuss opportunities to enable more livable, equitable and resilient communities. Previous summits were held at locations in Andorra…

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