Advancing multi-modal transportation modelling systems

This project is led by Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi, Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering, University of British Columbia – Okanagan (UBCO) campus. Dr. Fatmi leads the Centre for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR) group at UBCO. CeTLUR team contributes to different domains of transportation planning research including transportation and land use interaction, activity-based […]

Intelligent Transportation Systems

  Transportation systems, ranging from public buses to private logistic fleets, could benefit significantly from the introduction of 5G wireless networks. The low latency, high data volume, and reliability will improve how goods and people move around. Through Rogers 5G network, it is expected to provide end-to-end connectivity across UBC and beyond. UBC has two campuses […]

Transportation Demand Management

When commuters are changing habits is the best time to intervene. I see Covid19 as a great opportunity to radically change people’s travel behaviour. It seems that the coronavirus has been the most potent restriction to reduce private car usage as you can see all green signs for UBC parking availability. This crisis has also […]

UBC’s multi-modal transportation systems

Transportation represents one of the most pressing challenges facing municipalities as they seek to achieve climate change goals. The Urban Data Lab (UDL) is contributing to solutions on transportation by developing a multimodal travel demand model for the University of British Columbia (UBC) Vancouver Campus.   UBC has nearly 80,000 students, faculty, staff, and residents.  It has been chosen due to its very […]

Modelling UBC Multi-modal Transportation Systems

Urban Data Lab (UDL), through the use of UBC and open-sourced spatial and nonspatial transportation data, is developing multimodal transportation modelling capacity on campus. The transportation modelling system selected by the project team is PTV VISSIM to develop and examine what-if scenarios of UBC’s multi-modal transportation systems. The transportation modelling will not only consider the […]

Smart Sustainability Cluster

In 2018 Rogers Communications announced a three year, multi-million-dollar partnership with UBC to build a 5G Hub on the UBC campus to establish a testbed for 5G innovation in Canada.  Under this partnership the UDL partnered with Faculty researchers in Electrical and Computer Engineering, Forestry, and Sauder School of Business, and UBC operational staff to advance new technology […]

Mobility Trends Report

Vancouver’s residents are gradually driving and walking more compared with the first weeks of self-isolation. According to Apple Maps Mobility Trends, although we’re seeing more cars and pedestrians, public transit share is relatively stable at around 81% lower than the pre-isolation baseline. We should keep in mind that “The goal of transit, right now, is […]


In September 2019, the Urban Data Lab (UDL) was formed through a Campus as Living Lab grant to advance the data access, data management and data analytics capabilities on campus with the goal of addressing campus-wide sustainability challenges. The objective of UDL is to Provide open access of UBC sustainability data to researchers, policymakers and […]


RESEARCH THEMES NATURAL ASSETS BUILDINGS TRANSPORTATION DATA CATALOG Sustainability Data 5G Sustainability Cluster Mentorships RECENT PROJECTS Intelligent Transportation Systems Mohammad Pourmeydani January 26, 2021 Transportation systems, ranging from public buses to private logistic fleets, could benefit significantly from the introduction of 5G wireless … View Project Natural Assets: Advancing a 5G Framework for Natural Asset […]

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