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- the research arm of the Department of Architecture

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Applied Urban Modelling (AUM)

AUM logoAUM is a series of annual symposia for discussing applied urban simulation models that offers insights into urban change and informs practical policy initiatives. It welcomes scholars and practitioners who are developing or using such models. Since its launch in 2011, the symposia have attracted delegates from diverse disciplines, universities, professional institutions and government agencies in many countries.

The symposia have a simple format that allocates ample time for presentation and discussions, and provides opportunities to build up an in-depth understanding of the state of the art across different model types and styles. High quality papers from final year PhD candidates and young postdocs account for around one third of the presentations and they are scheduled in themed sessions along with papers from leading model developers, users and reviewers.

The Martin Centre hosts the symposia. We acknowledge additional funding from the British Academy, University of Cambridge Centre for Research in Social Sciences and Humanities (CRASSH), the EPSRC Regional Visions Project , the EPSRC Energy Efficient Cities Project, and the EPSRC Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction.

For information on past symposia, see AUM2011, AUM2012 and AUM2013

The forthcoming symposium will be AUM2017 in conjunction with CSIC Emerging Connections Workshop held on 22-33 June 2017, which will be hosted by Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CSIC) and is part of CSIC’s 'Transitioning Cities' programme sponsored by the Ove Arup Foundation. The call for presentations is open until 31st May – see here. Those who have any queries please contact Dr Ying Jin ( Click here for registration for AUM2017.