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Pedestrian Modelling
This webinar will present guidance on contemporary methods for modelling pedestrians and some case studies at railway stations.


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Carrie Fu
Senior Engineer @Aurecon
Carrie is a pedestrian planner and modeller with eight years of experience (including five years in Hong Kong) in urban transport station planning, public realm planning and pedestrian modelling in Hong Kong, Singapore, the Middle East, Australia and New Zealand. She has an extensive pedestrian modelling experience in Hong Kong MTR, Singapore MRT, Riyadh Metro, Dubai Metro, Doha Metro, Sydney Metro, Melbourne Metro and Auckland Rail. Carrie works closely with urban planners and designers on public realm design, including railway station accessibility (Sydney Metro Greater West Line), public space planning (Adelaide Riverbank Precinct Upgrade) and event crowd management (Arts Centre Melbourne).
Dr Nirajan Shiwakoti
Associate Professor @RMIT University
Nirajan is an associate professor and the program director of the Sustainable Systems Engineering program at the School of Engineering, RMIT University. His research interests include pedestrian crowd dynamics modelling, adoption and deployment of connected and autonomous vehicles, safety analysis and evaluation, and emergency services planning. He has worked in pedestrian crowd behaviour in emergencies for over 14 years. He has collaboratively worked with researchers from prestigious universities in Asia-Pacific, North America, Europe and the Middle East to develop new methods, data sets and tools to model and analyse pedestrian crowd behaviour in emergencies resulting in over 100 journal and conference papers.
Manuel Lawrence
Senior Consultant @Arup
Manuel is an experienced engineer/planner, specialising in pedestrian movement and user experience in the built environment. He has worked across a wide range of major infrastructure projects throughout Australia and abroad, including stations, stadiums, commercial buildings, cultural buildings, and precincts. Manuel has developed a strong reputation for technical excellence and outstanding communication. Recent projects where Manuel has played a leading role include Melbourne Metro, Sydney Metro, Tokyo Olympics, Melbourne Arts Precinct, FIFA World Cup and Perth Stadium.