• Lovelace, R., Nowosad, J., Meunchow, J., 2019. Geocomputation with R. CRC Press.

  • Gillespie, C., Lovelace, R., 2016. Efficient R Programming: A Practical Guide to Smarter Programming. O’Reilly Media, and as a free learning resource from its website.

  • Lovelace, R., Dumont, M., 2016. Spatial microsimulation with R. CRC Press and (to see source code) github.

  • Lovelace, R., & McLoughlin, A., 2014. Engineering in Development: Transport. Engineers Without Borders (UK), Draft (high resolution images - 24 Mb). Final version (2.4 Mb - recommended).

Journal articles

  • Morton, C., Lovelace, R., Philips, I., Anable, J., 2018. Fuel price differentials and car ownership: A spatial analysis of diesel cars in Northern Ireland. Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 63, 755–768.

  • Woodcock, J., Abbas, A., Ullrich, A., Tainio, M., Lovelace, R., Sá, T.H., Westgate, K., Goodman, A., 2018. Development of the Impacts of Cycling Tool (ICT): A modelling study and web tool for evaluating health and environmental impacts of cycling uptake. PLOS Medicine 15, e1002622.

  • Morton, C., Lovelace, R., Anable, J., 2017. Exploring the effect of local transport policies on the adoption of low emission vehicles: Evidence from the London Congestion Charge and Hybrid Electric Vehicles. Transport Policy 60, 34–46.

  • Aldred, R., Watson, T., Lovelace, R., Woodcock, J., 2017. Barriers to investing in cycling: Stakeholder views from England. Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice.

  • Moreno-Monroy, A.I., Lovelace, R., Ramos, F.R., 2017. Public transport and school location impacts on educational inequalities: Insights from São Paulo. Journal of Transport Geography 67.

  • Padgham, M., Lovelace, R., Salmon, M., Rudis, B., 2017. osmdata. The Journal of Open Source Software 2.

  • Smith, A., Lovelace, R., Birkin, M., 2017. Population Synthesis with Quasirandom Integer Sampling. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 20, 14.

  • Lovelace, R., Goodman, A., Aldred, R., Berkoff, N., Abbas, A., Woodcock, J., 2017. The Propensity to Cycle Tool: An open source online system for sustainable transport planning. Journal of Transport and Land Use 10. doi:10.5198/jtlu.2016.862.

  • Lovelace, R., Roberts, H., Kellar, I., 2016. Who, where, when: the demographic and geographic distribution of bicycle crashes in West Yorkshire. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, Bicycling and bicycle safety 41, Part B. doi:10.1016/j.trf.2015.02.010.

  • Wilson, T., Lovelace, R., Evans, A.J., 2016. A Path Toward the Use of Trail Users’ Tweets to Assess Effectiveness of the Environmental Stewardship Scheme: An Exploratory Analysis of the Pennine Way National Trail. Appl. Spatial Analysis 1–29. doi:10.1007/s12061-016-9201-7.

  • Uttley, J., Lovelace, R., 2016. Cycling promotion schemes and long-term behavioural change: A case study from the University of Sheffield. Case Studies on Transport Policy 4. doi:10.1016/j.cstp.2016.01.001.

  • Lovelace, R., 2016. Mapping out the future of cycling. Get Britain Cycling 5, 22–24.

  • Lovelace, R., Birkin, M., Cross, P., Clarke, M., 2016. From Big Noise to Big Data: Toward the Verification of Large Data sets for Understanding Regional Retail Flows. Geographical Analysis 48, 59–81. doi:10.1111/gean.12081.

  • Lovelace, R., Ballas, D., Birkin, M.M.H., van Leeuwen, E., Ballas, D., van Leeuwen, E., Birkin, M.M.H., 2015. Evaluating the performance of Iterative Proportional Fitting for spatial microsimulation: new tests for an established technique. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation 18, 21.

  • Lovelace, R., Malleson, N., Harland, K., & Birkin, M., 2014. Geotagged tweets to inform a spatial interaction model: a case study of museums. arXiv preprint.

  • Lovelace, R., Ballas, D., & Watson, M. 2014. A spatial microsimulation approach for the analysis of commuter patterns: from individual to regional levels. Journal of Transport Geography, 34, 282-296. doi: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2013.07.008. Preprint available online.

  • Lovelace, R., & Philips, I. 2014. The ‘oil vulnerability’of commuter patterns: A case study from Yorkshire and the Humber, UK. Geoforum, 51, 169-182 doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2013.11.005 . Preprint available online.

  • Lovelace, R., & Ballas, D. 2013. “Truncate, replicate, sample”: A method for creating integer weights for spatial microsimulation. Computers, Environment and Urban Systems, 41, 1–11. doi10.1016/j.compenvurbsys.2013.03.004. Preprint available via arXiv and preprint.

  • Lovelace, R., & Temple, L. 2012. Carbon Capture and Storage: bury the myth and focus on alternatives. Metis, 3. Full article available here.

  • Lovelace, R., Beck, S. B. M., Watson, M., & Wild, A. 2011. Assessing the energy implications of replacing car trips with bicycle trips in Sheffield, UK. Energy Policy, 39(4), 2075-2087. Elsevier. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2011.01.051 preprint available online.

  • Lovelace, R. 2008. Energy: efficiency gains alone won’t reduce emissions. Nature, 455(7212), 460. Nature Publishing Group. doi:10.1038/455461a, also available here.

Book chapters

  • Cheshire, J. & Lovelace, R., 2014. Spatial data visualisation with R. In Geocomputation, a Practical Primer. Preprint available online via github and ResearchGate.

Printed magazine articles

  • Lovelace, R. 2014. Jornadas de SIG Libre: A European Digital Mapping Conference. Geoinformatics, 17(4), 12. Available online from
  • Doctoral Students Who Publish. University of Sheffield Doctoral Times, Spring 2013. p. 6. Sheffield. Magazine available online.

  • On Yer Bike. Now Then, December 2012. Sheffield. Available online.

  • The mystery of Sheffield’s steepest hill. Now Then, February 2012. Sheffield. Available online from

  • Bike trailers. Now Then, September 2011. Sheffield. Available online as html or pdf.

  • The Ecotechnic Future. Now Then Magazine, March 2011. Sheffield.

  • Fear. Now Then, November 2010, p. 22-23. Sheffield. Html or pdf. Pdf version also available.

  • Energy futures. Now Then, June 2010, p. 16-17. Sheffield. Html or pdf.

Book reviews

Online magazines

  • Lovelace, R. and Temple, L. 2012. Carbon capture and storage: time to bury the myth? Responding to Climate Change, 15 October.

  • Lovelace, R. 2011. Assessing the energy implication of political intervention. The Oil Drum.

  • Lovelace, R. 2010, Cycle-touring: a vision of post-peak holidays? The Oil Drum: Campfire.

  • Lovelace, R. 2010. How to Set Up and Run a Bicycle Repair Company. The Oil Drum: Campfire.

User guides and tutorials

  • Lovelace, R. 2014. Introducing spatial microsimulation with R: a practical. In-depth tutorial on spatial microsimulation for an NCRM Short Course and available as an NCRM working paper. Latest version available on GitHub.

  • Lovelace, R. 2014. Harnessing Open Street Map Data with R and QGIS. Leeds School of Geography practical Working Paper. Available on EloGeo.

  • Lovelace, R. and Cheshire, J. 2014 and ongoing). Introduction to visualising spatial data in R. Tutorial for NCRM Short Course. Updated version hosted on GitHub, original hosted by the National Centre for Research Methods.

  • Lovelace, R. 2013. Supplementary information: a user manual for the integerisation of IPF weights using R, 1–18. Available online on arXiv or from the University of Leeds

  • Lovelace, R. 2013. Open Source Data and Methods: A tutorial using crowd-sourced data for store location analysis (p. 20). Sheffield. Download from here.

  • Acosta, L. and Sergio, A. 2012) gvSIG Batoví: an educational resource for Plan Ceibal. Guide to open source GIS software (translator from Spanish to English). Available here, on the E-learning of the Open Geospatial community (ELOGeo)website.


  • Lovelace, R. 2014. The energy costs of commuting: a spatial microsimulation approach. University of Sheffield. Viva (16/12/2013) examined by professors Michael Batty and Charles Pattie. Entire thesis document and example code and data available from a GitHub repository.

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