Citychrone
Science for city, citizen for science

A NEW VISION OF THE CITY

Citychrone measures cities on the basis of travel times instead of distances. It provides in this way a new vision of the city, closer to the perception and experience of citizens. In doing so it implements a vision of a city freed of private transport, evaluates the quality of public transport and allows to design and evaluate new scenarios for the accessibility of sites and services.

TIME YOUR CITY

Thanks to the availability of information on public transport, CityChrone creates navigable maps of the urban fabric on the basis of travel time. And thanks to the modeling of urban traffic dynamics, allows to design new transport infrastructure (such as new metro lines) and simulate their impact on the accessibility and on journey times. You think you know how to improve your city? You can prove it!

CUSTOMIZED SIMULATIONS

If you represent an institution (city, province, region, ministry, etc.), a company or organization active in the field of mobility or interested in improving the accessibility of a specific territory and its services, CityChrone can help you with a critical assessment of the current situation and a planning for optimal solutions for the future. CityChrone team offers personalized advice thanks to the unique combination of expertise in the analysis of large amounts of data, the modeling of complex systems and the development of interactive ICT platforms. Contact us to learn more and request a free evaluation of CityChrone applied to your context.

Research Team

Social
Dynamics
Lab

Cities are increasingly large, complex and interconnected. Urban mobility is one of the greatest environmental and social challenges faced by the mankind. CityChrone project combines the availability of important data sets to a rigorous scientific approach to deal with the study of complex urban dynamics and come up with effective and innovative solutions.

Citychrone is developed by the Laboratory of Social Dynamics of the University of Rome Sapienza and ISI Foundation (www.socialdynamics.it). The laboratory operates in the area of the interdisciplinary applications of Complexity Science and in particular in the area of Techno-Social Systems. Systems 'techno-social' is the term commonly used to identify social systems in which technology blends in an original and unpredictable with cognitive, behavioral and social traits of human beings. The new technologies of information and communication (ICT) play an increasingly pervasive role in our culture and our daily lives. This revolution does not evidently come without side effects, and in our complex societies new global challenges are constantly emerging that require new paradigms and original thinking to be addressed: climate change, global financial crises, pandemics, the growth of cities, urbanization and patterns of migration, to name a few examples.

The website www.socialdynamics.it, offers a glimpse of the various activities on which the research group is active. Examples range from the study of the information dynamics and the dynamics of opinions and rules to the processes of diffusion and cultural assimilation, from the dynamics of language to innovation processes, from individual awareness in decision-making to the learning dynamics. The lab is presently paralleling theoretical and computational tools with the possibility to realize truly web-based social experiments on the web, which can be presented to the public in the form of the game in order to foster participation (www.xtribe.eu).

People

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Indaco Biazzo

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
Creator and webmaster of the CityChrone project. He is a Ph.D graduated in physics of complex systems and optimization theory, in the last years he deals with social studies and urban science. He has always considered the communications of scientific results as well as data visualization tools key elements for his research approach.
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Vittorio Loreto

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
e Fondazione ISI di Torino
Full Professor of Physics of Complex Systems at Sapienza University of Rome and Research Leader at the ISI Foundation. Is coordinating the laboratory of Social Dynamics. His scientific activity is focused on the statistical physics of complex systems and its interdisciplinary applications. He coordinated several project at the EU level and he is presently coordinating the KREYON project devoted to unfolding the dynamics of innovation and creativity. Has published over 180 papers in internationally refereed journals and conference proceedings and chaired several workshops and conferences.
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Pietro Gravino

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
After a master thesis in the framework of the Complex Systems at Sapienza – University or Rome, Physics Dept., he worked as a collaborator for the Everyaware Project, supported by EU. He got his Physics Ph.D. at Alma Mater Studiorum – Università di Bologna and is currently involved in the XTribe platform development and experiments. He is also involved in the KREYON Project, supported by Templeton Foundation.
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Bernardo Monechi

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
e Fondazione ISI di Torino
PhD in physics in the field of Complex Systems, focusing on transportation systems and mobility within urban environments. He is particularly interested in data analysis and mathematical modelling. Recently has expanded his research interests to other areas of social systems studies such as the dynamics of innovation.
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Francesca Tria

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
e Fondazione ISI di Torino
Graduated in physics and Researcher at the Physics Department of Sapienza University of Rome, PhD in physics at the University of Naples Federico II. She spent two years as a PhD at the ICTP Institute in Trieste before moving at the Institute for Scientific Interchange (ISI) in Turin. Starting from a background in statistical physics and complex systems, she explored different research realms. She is currently coordinating the ISI team in the KREYON project.
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Vito D.P. Servedio

Complexity Science Hub, Vienna
He has been dealing with the physics of complex systems since 2004 when he moved to the Sapienza University of Rome. After a short period at the institute of complex systems (ISC-CNR), he moved to the Complexity Science Hub Vienna in 2016. His research focuses on complex network theory, quantitative linguistics, opinion dynamics, innovation dynamics, learning dynamics and human computing.
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Elisabetta Falivene

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
Graduated in Computer Science in 2007 from University La Sapienza di Roma. She worked for Poste Italiane and Linkem, developing web application. From 2012 works for the research team SLD like System Manager and developer for Xtribe platform designed for scientific gaming and social computation.
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Cesare Bianchi

Sapienza Univ. di Roma
PhD in Cognitive and Computer Science and is co-founder of the startup QuandoPassa.it for the optimized computation of Bus arrival times. He has more than 15 years of experience in Software Development and Project Management.

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