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  • Keep Off the Grass! What Are Desire Paths and What We Can Learn From Them?

    Why are desire paths a problem? What happens inside a pedestrian’s mind: why do they break the rules and why can’t paths just be designed “conveniently”? A lecture on urban development was held as part of the online Institute of Design & Urban Studies (IDUS) open days. Steve Kuddins, a staff member of IDUS, explained the origins of desire paths and what we can do to prevent them. Read on to learn the main takeaways of the lecture. 


  • Computer Simulation to Make Cities Cleaner

    Egor Smirnov, a graduate student at ITMO, who is currently working at ITMO’s Institute of Design & Urban Studies has come up with an algorithm for planning path networks using dynamic behavioral modeling. The project will soon be presented at the ICCS Conference in China. Egor Smirnov told ITMO.NEWS about why pedestrian networks planning is important and what ordinary people can do to solve this problem.