Mobilité Locale Transfrontalière - Final conference of the MOEBIUS project, 22nd - 23rd October 2013
Final conference of the MOEBIUS project, 22nd - 23rd October 2013

Final conference of the MOEBIUS project, 22nd - 23rd October 2013

This conference presented the outcomes of the MOEBIUS project. This project aimed to evaluate different land use planning scenarios in Luxembourg and in the areas adjacent to its borders by simulating future urbanisation, residential mobility, commuting mobility and the associate behaviours of travel mode and residential choice.

The project has been funded with support from FNR-Luxembourg during 3 years (2010-2013). It involved five research teams from Luxembourg, France and Belgium (CEPS/INSTEAD-Luxembourg which leads the project, the University of Luxembourg, CRP Henri Tudor-Luxembourg, CNRS University of Strasbourg-France and GRT University of Namur-Belgium).

Day 1: Presentation of the MOEBIUS project results

Tuesday 22nd October, 14:00 – 18:30

The first half day started with a welcome speech of M. Raymond Wagener, president of the CEPS/INSTEAD. M. Guy Besch, Conseiller de Gouvernement at the Ministry of Sustainable Development and Infrastructures made a presentation of Luxembourg strategies on sustainable mobility. The following presentations were dedicated to the main results of the MOEBIUS project, concerning the tool prototype development of a LUTI (Land Use Transport Interaction) desegregated model. This tool prototype could later integrate some possible extensions with different data sources, in a cross-border context, or with other research topics (e.g. health, GHG emissions, air quality or noise, etc.) for policy analysis.

The team work is described as follows. Each team has its own WP leadership and contributed to the whole project with its knowledge/expertise. The CEPS/INSTEAD led the first Work Package (WP1) concerning land use scenarios. The CNRS team from Strasbourg, with CEPS/INSTEAD, generated the behavioural rules of daily mobility (WP2). The GRT created the synthetic populations in the WP3. The University of Luxembourg allocated the agents at the municipalities’ level (WP4). The CRP-HT (WP5); and all teams are involved in the last WP6 concerning the simulation and the computation of mobility, land use and social indicators (e.g. modal split, land take).

Six land use scenarios were assessed considering different indicators (transport, land use and social dimensions) as a LUTI model can do. The loop between land use and transportation is achieved, even if there is still room for further improvement. From the results, we have noticed, for instance, that the “Inner City” scenario can shift the modal split in favour of public transportation compared with the “do-nothing” (“business as usual”) scenario, but with a loose of social dimension.

Day 2: Presentations of the invited experts

Wednesday 23rd October, 8:30 – 13:00

The second half day opened the discussion on other experiences, other simulation tools like Albatross and UrbanSim. Finally, we would like to thank the experts and project partners for their participation and support.

Session 1 Locating agents in space (Chair: Sébastien Lord)
  Spatio-temporal allocation models

Marius Thériault, Université Laval, Canada.
  Micro modelling for generation of a synthetic population

David Simmonds, David Simmonds Consultancy Ltd, UK
Session 2 Land use change modelling (Chair: Reine-Maria Basse)
  Are LUTI models results geographically robust?

Isabelle Thomas et al., Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
  Integrated cellular automata based models of land use change

Roger White et al., Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada
Session 3 Traffic and transport demand modelling (Chair: Tai-Yu Ma)
  From time gains to land use: the new challenges of accessibility modelling

Yves Crozet, IEP LET, France
  Uncertainty in complex model systems

Harry Timmermans & Soora Rasouli, Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands
  Conclusion of the Conference

Charles Raux, LET, France


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Soutenu par le Fonds National de la Recherche (C09/SR/07)