Crowd and environmental management during mass gatherings

A Johansson, M Batty, K Hayashi, O Albar, Z Memish, D Marcozzi

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Abstract

Crowds are a feature of large cities, occurring not only at mass gatherings but also at routine events such as the journey to work. To address extreme crowding, various computer models for crowd movement have been developed in the past decade, and we review these and show how they can be used to identify health and safety issues. State-of-the-art models that simulate the spread of epidemics operate on a population level, but the collection of fine-scale data might enable the development of models for epidemics that operate on a microscopic scale, similar to models for crowd movement. We provide an example of such simulations, showing how an individual-based crowd model can mirror aggregate susceptible-infected-recovered models that have been the main models for epidemics so far.

Translated title of the contributionCrowd and environmental management during mass gatherings
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)150-156
Number of pages7
JournalLancet Infectious Diseases
Volume12
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • AIRLINE TRANSPORTATION
  • PEDESTRIAN DYNAMICS
  • EPIDEMICS
  • EVACUATION
  • SIMULATION
  • NETWORKS
  • CITIES
  • SAFETY
  • MODELS
  • SCALE

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