2019 Meeting

The 2019 UrbanSim user conference will take place November 7-8 at the Denver Regional Council of Governments (DRCOG) office in Denver, CO. More details and agenda will be released as the date approaches.

2018 Meeting

UrbanSim presented at the 2018 COG/MPO Socioeconomic Modeling Mini-Conference invitation-only event hosted by the San Diego Association of Governments July 26-27, focusing on Metropolitan Planning Organizations.  Current and potential UrbanSim users attended.

2017 Meeting

UrbanSim presented at the 2017 COG/MPO Socioeconomic Modeling Mini-Conference invitation-only event hosted by the Denver Regional Council of Governments August 3-4, focusing on Metropolitan Planning Organizations.  Current and potential UrbanSim users attended. If you are at an MPO and interested in learning about the launch of the release of UrbanCanvas Modeler please contact us.

2016 Meeting Archive

We had a fantastic turnout at the 2016 UrbanSim User Meeting in San Francisco in November.  Thanks to all of you who traveled from near and far to participate in person, and to those of you who followed the meetings remotely.  We found the exchanges very helpful and energizing, and the discussion of priorities for further improving UrbanSim to be extremely valuable.  We look forward to building better tools, projects, and outcomes with you all. Stay tuned for our blog, which will be launched in July.

The Webinar recordings are now available as two very long videos, posted below.  Consult the agenda to find the portions of the meeting that most interest you.

November 3 recording | November 4 recording

Over two days we heard extensively from UrbanSim Users about their applications of UrbanSim in real-world projects, and previewed the launch of the new UrbanSim Cloud Platform.  




9:15 - 10:30


10:45 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:30



1:30 - 1:45

1:45 - 2:30

2:30 - 3:00

3:00 - 3:15

3:15 - 4:15

4:15 - 5:00




9:00 - 9:30

9:30 - 10:00

10:00 - 10:30

10:30 - 10:45

10:45 - 11:15

11:15 - 12:00

12:00 - 1:30



1:30 - 2:00

2:00 - 2:30

2:30 - 3:30



Mike Reilly, Paul Waddell

Mike Reilly, MTC


Dan Jerrett, DRCOG




Paul Waddell

Conor Henley and Robin Hawkes

Paul Sohn


Eddie Janowicz

Multiple Stations




Federico Fernandez

Robin Hawkes

Sam Maurer


Conor Henley

Sam Blanchard




Sam Maurer and Timothy Brathwaite

Paul Waddell

Kendra Montanari, MRCOG


User Roundtable Discussion

Welcome and Introductions

Users Roundtable


User Roundtable continues



UrbanSim Cloud Platform

Introduction of UrbanSim Cloud Platform

Creating Scenarios and Running Simulations

Generating and Visualizing Indicators


Developing, Estimating, and Calibrating UrbanSim Models

Hands-on With the Platform



Under the Hood

UrbanSim Cloud Platform Architecture


Orca Framework and Extensions


Model Design and Implementation

Measuring Multi-Modal Accessibility



UrbanSim Roadmap

ChoiceModels and PyLogit

Roadmap for UrbanSim

User Forum: Feature Requests



Registered Organizations

Air Resources Board
Association of Bay Area Governments
Benton-Franklin Council of Governments
Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, Pretoria
California Polytechnic San Luis Obispo
Calthorpe Analytics
Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis, UCL
Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning
City and County of San Francisco
City of Emeryville
City of Irvine
City of Novato
Denver Regional Council of Governments
Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport, Abu Dhabi
Design Convergence
Dipl.Ing Mario MURI ZT GmbH
Durham - Chapel Hill - Carroboro MPO
Fehr & Peers
Fresno Council of Governments
Geodesign Technologies
Houston-Galveston Area Council
Indianapolis MPO
Inter-American Development Bank
Jarvis Christian College
Katerra Inc.
Kern COG
Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Lyon 2 university
Madison County Council of Governments
Maricopa Association of Governments
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
McGill University
McKinsey & Company
Mid-America Regional Council
Mid-Region Council of Governments, Albuquerque
Metropolitan Area Planning Council, Boston
Metropolitan Council, Minneapolis
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
Mountainland Association of Governments
Nashville Area MPO
National University of Ireland Galway
New York University
NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress
Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments
Pima Association of Governments
Puget Sound Regional Council
Redhot Innovation, Australia
Regional Transportation Commission, Washoe
Rice University
San Diego Association of Governments
San Luis Obispo Council of Governments
San Diego State University - School of Public Affairs City Planning
San Francisco Planning Department
San Jose State University
San Mateo County Union Community Alliance
Santa Barbara County Association of Governments
Socrata, Inc
Southeast Michigan Council of Governments
Southern California Association of Governments
Stanford University
Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
The Corradino Group
The Nature Conservancy
The University of Aberdeen
University of California Los Angeles
Urban Redevelopment Authority, Singapore
Utah DOT
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Universidade de Brasília
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Irvine
Urban Insight
Urban Planning Department, King Saud University
Veitch Lister Consulting
VIA Architecture
Wasatch Front Regional Council
Western Contra Costa Transit Authority
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