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A Conceptual List of Indicators for Urban Planning and Management Based on Earth Observation

Chrysoulakis, Nektarios and Feigenwinter, Christian and Triantakonstantis, Dimitrios and Penyevskiy Igor, and Tal, Abraham and Parlow, Eberhard and Fleishman, Guy and Düzgün, Sebnem and Esch, Thomas and Marconcini, Mattia. (2014) A Conceptual List of Indicators for Urban Planning and Management Based on Earth Observation. ISPRS International Journal of Geo-Information, 3. pp. 980-1002.

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Abstract

Abstract: Sustainable development is a key component in urban studies. Earth Observation(EO) can play a valuable role in sustainable urban development and planning, since itrepresents a powerful data source with the potential to provide a number of relevant urbansustainability indicators. To this end, in this paper we propose a conceptual list of EO-basedindicators capable of supporting urban planning and management. Three cities with differenttypologies, namely Basel, Switzerland; Tel Aviv, Israel; and Tyumen, Russia were selectedas case studies. The EO-based indicators are defined to effectively record the physicalproperties of the urban environment in a diverse range of environmental sectors such asenergy efficiency, air pollution and public health, water, transportation and vulnerability tohazards. The results assess the potential of EO to support the development of a set of urbanenvironmental indicators towards sustainable urban planning and management.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Meteorologie, Klimatologie und Fernerkundung > Meteorologie (Parlow)
UniBasel Contributors:Feigenwinter, Christian and Parlow, Eberhard
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
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Publisher:MDPI
ISSN:2076-2615
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
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