Postgraduate Research Student Profiles

Oliver Lock

Using city dashboards for empowering citizens in the smart city

Oliver Lock’s research involves the evaluation of interactive dashboard technologies and visualisations in enabling public-participation and engagement in transport and mobility related decision-making in cities. 

It is proposed that innovative technologies, such as mobile apps, multi-touch screens and augmented reality headsets, will enable citizens to increasingly engage with future cities and transport within those cities.

Lock’s thesis, which is being supervised by Professor Christopher Pettit, Dr Simone Zarpelon Leao and Associate Professor Tomasz Bednarz, is titled ‘Using city dashboards for empowering citizens in the smart city’.

PUBLICATIONS

Book Chapters

  • Lock, O., Pinnegar, S., Leao, S., Pettit, C. (2020 - In Press) The Making of a Mega-region: Evaluating and Proposing Long-term Transport Planning Strategies with Open-source Data and Transport Accessibility Tools. In: Geertman, S and Stillwell, J. (eds) Handbook on Planning Support Science. Edward Elgar Publishing. 
  • Erhardt, GD., Lock, O., Arcaute, E & Batty, M. A Big Data mashing tool for measuring transit system performance. [Book Chapter] Seeing Cities Through Big Data, 257-278.

Journal Articles

  • Lock, O., Leao, S., Bednarz, T. and Pettit,C. (2019 – In Press). A review and reframing of participatory urban dashboards. City, Culture and Society.
  • Lock,O. and Pettit, C. (2019 – In Press). Visualising large-scale population distribution in Australia over time using rapid 3D web graphics libraries. Australian Population Studies.

Conference Papers

  • Lock, O., Bednarz, T. and Pettit,C. (2019). Holocity: Using Augmented Reality For Visual Analytics Of High-Volume Sensor Data To Support City Planning. 24th International ACM Conference on 3D Web Graphics and Interactive Technology (Web3D 2019), Los Angeles.
  • Lock, O., Bednarz, T. and Pettit, C. (2019). HoloCity – visual analytics of real-time and massive passively-collected spatiotemporal urban sensor data in augmented reality. In: 2nd International Conference on Urban Informatics (ICUI), Hong Kong.
  • Lock, O., Bednarz, T. and Pettit, C. (2019). Computational urban transport performance monitoring – visualisation of high-volume, longitudinal transport sensor data with rapid 3D web graphics libraries. In: 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. July 2019. Wuhan, China.
  • Lock, O., Leao,S.,Bednarz, T. and Pettit, C. (2019). A framework for the design and evaluation of effective participatory urban data platforms – twelve key components. In: 16th International Conference on Computers in Urban Planning and Urban Management. July 2019. Wuhan, China.
  • Lock, O., Bain, M. and Pettit, C. (2019). UrbanAI – Developing machine learning approaches and interfaces to support the planning and delivery of transport and housing in Sydney. In: 2nd International Conference on Urban Informatics (ICUI), Hong Kong.
  • Lock, O. (2017). Using open-source data and transit network tools to improve our understanding of accessibility – a case study of the Sydney ‘30-minute city’. 10th International Symposium on Digital Earth & Locate17, Sydney. 
  • Lock, O. & Schmid,C.  (2017). Open-source, destination-based accessibility analysis – is Sydney a 30-minute city?. Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) National Congress, Sydney
  • Colaiacomo, A., Lock, O. (2016). Where to from here? A modelling methodology for measuring land-use and public transport accessibility in Melbourne. Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) National Conference, Sydney
  • Lock, O., Erhardt, GD. (2015). Keeping Track—The Fusion of Large, Automatically Collected Transport Data in Capturing Long-Term System Change. Australian Institute of Traffic Planning and Management (AITPM) National Conference, Brisbane
  • Russell,M., Williams,JK., Howell,C., Cameron, R. & Lock, O. Using Mobile and Web Content to Engage Students with Academic Integrity: The FAIR Project. CAPHIA Teaching and Learning Forum: Public Health Teaching In A Changing University Environment
     
TEACHING / RESEARCH ASSISTANT EXPERIENCE

At UNSW:

  • Programmable Cities (BENV7500)
  • Digital Cities (BENV7504)
  • Geodesign (BENV7502)
  • Geocomputation (BENV7503)