Paul Townsend

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Paul Townsend

Paul is known for leading Crowd Dynamics International Ltd to success over the years. Now the company is part of Buro Happold, he leads the Analytics and Crowd Dynamics team assisting clients to optimise the design spaces for safe and efficient crowd movement. Paul is an expert in crowd modelling and its practical application to design and operations for crowd management. Having done so for his whole career, he is still involved in research into crowds and crowd behaviour, most recently for the CrowdDNA project where high density crowds are being observed on site. He has worked in all types of crowded space and has helped transform events, venues, transport hubs, schools and universities, city centres, cultural attractions, head offices, and prisons around the world.

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