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Exploiting earth observation in sustainable urban planning and management - the GEOURBAN project

Esch, Thomas and Taubenböck, Hannes and Chrysoulakis, Nektarios and Düzgün, Sebnem and Tal, Abraham and Feigenwinter, Christian and Parlow, Eberhard. (2013) Exploiting earth observation in sustainable urban planning and management - the GEOURBAN project. In: Proceedings of the joint urban remote sensing event (JURSE 2013). [S.l.], pp. 37-40.

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Abstract

Sustainable urban planning and management demand innovative concepts and techniques to obtain up-to-date and area-wide information on the characteristics and development of the urban system. The increasing availability of Earth Observation (EO) technologies has provided new opportunities for a wide range of urban applications, such as mapping and monitoring of the urban environment, socio-economicestimations, characterization of urban climate, analysis of regional and global impacts and urban security and emergency preparedness. However, a gap exists between the research focused results offered by the urban EO community and the application of these data and products by urban planners and decision makers. Hence, the main objective of the GEOURBAN (ExploitinG Earth Observation in sUstainable uRBan plAnning & maNagement) project is to bridge this gap by demonstratingthe ability of current and future EO systems to depict parameters of urban structure and urban environmental quality at detailed level. This paper introduces the conceptual approach towards the integration of EO-based geo-information into urban and spatial planning and presents and discusses first results of the indicators developed and evaluated by using remote sensing data.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Meteorologie, Klimatologie und Fernerkundung > Meteorologie (Parlow)
UniBasel Contributors:Feigenwinter, Christian and Parlow, Eberhard
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
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Publisher:IEEE Explore
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