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Jacobs Award Winners

Updated: Oct 2


Jacobs Award Winners Announced!

After an extensive selection process, ETC is delighted to announce the winners of the 'Jacobs Award for the paper demonstrating the most innovative use of data' are Peter O'Hare and Paul Jackson for their paper:

“Harnessing people movement data to shape future activity and people-centric designs. A case study of Salford Quays”.


Peter O’Hare, Paul Jackson,

Salford City Council, UK Tracsis UK.

This year, several papers demonstrated really innovative use of data. However, it was the final conclusions and possible uses of this study that stood out. CCTV footage has been used in the Transport industry in the past. However, the use of artificial intelligence and automation applied in this study makes it repeatable and consistent for the future whilst removing any unnecessary human error. This study will help process live data straight from CCTV footage and use it as evidence to lead to much more efficient urban planning through the understanding of how people use public spaces. Huge congratulations to Peter and Paul. Our sincere thanks goes to Jacobs for sponsoring this prestigious award.

To find out more about the winners, runners-up and the shortlisting criteria for this award, please go to https://aetransport.org/awards for further information.













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