Introduction to Crowd Science
CRC Press – 2013 – 296 pages
This well-grounded and practical guide highlights the underlying causes of crowd disasters and mass fatalities—giving readers insight into the root causes of crowd related accidents. It presents a clearer understanding of crowd dynamics and provides the reader with fundamental modeling techniques to plan and manage and improve crowd safely in places of public assembly. The book is written for students and professionals in a number of areas such as event planning, licensing/approval and event operation, including the emergency services.
"Really excellent work. It does a good job of taking a very sophisticated topic and making it accessible for an educated reader."
—Tracy Pearl, Florida International University
Crowd risk analysis
Crowd and event modelling
Case study examples
Control room applications
The way forward
Essential crowd safety mathematics
The disaster database
The DIM-ICE meta-model
Keith Still first introduced the science of crowd dynamics in the early 1990's and developed a range of sophisticated computer simulations to understand crowd risks and accident causality in the built and complex environment. For the last 15 years he has focused on developing teaching and training programs relating to the principles and applications of crowd risk analysis and crowd safety management for major events. Keith runs crowd safety workshops at client sites around the world. He also acts as an expert witness for a number of crowd related cases in the UK, Europe and the USA.