Cities & Infrastructures


An urban center, a residential area or other infrastructure within a city should be designed in such a way to let people live, work and recreate. This requires an understanding of logistical flows such as pedestrian flows and mobility.

More than 4 billion people live in urban areas globally today. The UN estimates 2007 was the year when, for the first time, more people in the world lived in urban than in rural areas.

By 2050, seven billion people are expected to be living in cities; almost double the urban population today. Increasing urbanization adds to the globe’s ongoing industrial, transport and water challenges, and so the need for comprehensive master planning and control is more and more important. (Semi) governmental institutes are facing the following challenges of creating and maintaining an efficient and for inhabitants, workers and visitors a pleasant, safe and secure environment.

INCONTROL Simulation Software and Services supports (semi) governmental institutes by delivering insights in complex settings: (public)infrastructures, crowded places and supply chains. INCONTROL contributes as part of a customer digital twin, part of their operations and during (re)design, cost optimization and optimization projects. We deliver simulation models and scenario where trial and error and extrapolation not possible or very expensive.

In line of the topics mentioned INCONTROL is recognized as tier 1 simulation provisioner of most of the pictured elements below: Economic and Spatial Master Planning: Infrastructures, Social, Spatial, Water, Environment, Sectors, Economics Analyses, Vision, Strategy, Plan, Management (capacity/(cost) efficiency, energy and waste management), Realization (control, evaluation, base improvement programs).

Some of our application areas:

  • Transportation: Airports, Public Transport, Transport Hubs, Railway Network, Cruise Terminals, Parking Facilities, Green City concept including integration of bike routes and bike storage. 
  • Sports & Leisure: Museums, Convention Centres, Sports Stadiums, Shopping Malls, Amusement Parks. 
  • Urban Development: Major Metropole (re)developments, Building Logistics, Spatial Design Validation, Energy consumption/reduction, waste reduction/transportation. 
  • Industry and Logistics: Urban logistics including (public)transportation rolling stock planning and bagage handling, Warehousing, Supply Chains, Material Handling, Manufacturing. 


Analyze, optimize, and visualize pedestrian crowds in any infrastructure with Pedestrian Dynamics.

Ease of Use

  • Intuitive UI
  • Rapid model building
  • Easy scenario definition
  • Video tutorials

Import of industry standards

  • CAD, BIM, XML, CityGML and many more
  •  Integrated 2D, 3D & VR models

Fast simulation runs

  • Fast simulation by multithreading
  • Simulation of large realistic crowds up to 900,000

Reliable & Robust

  • Based on research insights
  • Validated and verified
  • In compliance with various international guidelines

Unique agent properties

  • Intelligent dynamic routing
  • Microscopic and mesoscopic
  • Based on probabilities

And more

  • Integrated output module with automatic report generation.
  • Easy movie playback and recording
  • Extensive set of model drawing tools

Used by industry leaders

A closer look at cities & infrastructure simulation

Safety, capacity, urban planning and commerce

Simulating pedestrian flows has gained ground the last few years, partly due to incidents such as Occupy protests in major city centers. In addition it provides answers to complex, logistical issues related to capacity management, urban-planning, commerce and safety & security. Many different parties, such as event organizers, architects, authorities, emergency services, etc. are already using simulation software to support their mission. INCONTROL offers its own simulation platform Pedestrian Dynamics®.

Simulation Solutions

Simulation software is the solution for answering capacity-, mobility- and accessibility issues within complex infrastructures. With the help of simulation software you can:

  • Evaluate the capacity and accessibility of your urban environment.
  • Gain insightinthe consequences of temporary changes in your infrastructure for the capacity and accessibility.
  • Understand the effects of open events, demonstrations, marches, etc. in your city or surroundings.
  • Determine commercial attractive locations within your urban environment.
  • Present the design of your infrastructure in a 2D and 3D visualization to your stakeholders.
  • Plan functionalities such as shopping centers, playgrounds, etc. within your infrastructure, during the design phase, based on the expected pedestrianflows .
  • Map the complete infrastructure, pedestrian flows and bottlenecks (risks).
  • Develop security plans.