Geospatial Technologies for Urban Health II: Food

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Health and Medical Geography Specialty Group, Spatial Analysis and Modeling Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM (MDT)
Room: Balcony N, Marriott, River Tower Elevators, 4th Floor
Organizers: Eric Delmelle, Yongmei Lu
Chairs: Eric Delmelle


Urban health refers to not only disease burdens and the related disparities in urban areas, but also health services and access to such, health behaviour and lifestyle, and the impact of health policies and practices in urban areas. Geospatial technologies include both the traditional Geographic Information System (GIS) and Remote Sensing (RS) technologies, and more importantly, the recent development in GPS and tracking/locational technologies, location-enabled online services and social media, volunteered geographic Information (VGI), and portable sensors, as well as the advances of such technologies in urban health applications with support from big data and cloud computing. Sample topics include:

Monitoring urban environment exposure and health effects by incorporating geolocated sensors

Modeling spatial and space-time accessibility to health services & food outlets in urban environment (incl. activity spaces)

Impact of the environment on physical activity and lifestyles in urban areas measured through geospatial technologies (e.g. walkability, …)

Use of social media (e.g twitter, foursquare) to understand patterns of utilization of public facilities (e.g. parks)

Impact of location-based augmented reality games (e.g. Pokemon go) in urban environment on individual health.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Eric Delmelle University of North Carolina at Charlotte 2 10:00 AM
Presenter Yingru Li*, University of Central Florida, Ting Du, University of Central Florida, Boniface Noyongoyo, University of Central Florida, Exploring the Role of Community Gardens in Enhancing Food Security 20 10:02 AM
Presenter Rositsa T Ilieva*, The New School, New York, NY, USA; Hunter College, CUNY, New York, NY, USA, Tanzina Ahmed, Bronx Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY, USA; CUNY Graduate Center, New York, NY, USA, Sunil Bhaskaran, Geospatial Center of the CUNY CREST Institute, Bronx Community College, CUNY, Bronx, NY, USA, Assessing Fresh Food Access at a Community College: A Socio-Spatial Approach 20 10:22 AM
Presenter Lan Mu*, University of Georgia, Wenying Li, University of Georgia, Chen Zhen, University of Georgia, The Influence of Urbanity and Rurality on the SNAP Accessibility 20 10:42 AM

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