In the past several decades, the world has experienced fast urbanization, and this trend is expected to continue for decades to come. Urbanization modifies the Earth’s terrestrial surface, and therefore, has profound impacts on agricultural practices, energy balance, and hydrology from local to regional and even global scales and causes associated environmental problems. Urbanization will pose challenges for environmental sustainability with growing water, energy, and food demands. There is a growing need, from both the science and policy making communities, for science-based information and knowledge on urbanization and its environmental impacts from local to global scales. Improved understanding of urbanization can help us develop better practices in land use planning and management for sustainable urban development.
This session invites presentations focusing on challenges and opportunities in sustainable urbanization. Potential topics can include urbanization mapping and modeling, urban water and energy use, urban emissions, urban health, urban water-energy- food nexus, urban climate, urban ecosystem services, urban disaster assessment and management, sustainable urban planning, and applications of remote sensing and GIS in urban studies. We encourage studies that will advance our understanding of sustainable urban development. We would like to welcome any papers that showcase recent advances and original contributions in such topics.
Submission Procedure: The official abstract submission deadline for AAG is October 25, 2017. You will submit your participation/registration fee and abstracts online through AAG's website (www.aag.org). We would appreciate it if you can send us the abstract at your earliest time, and send your PIN.
Interested contributors should submit their abstract and PIN to either of the co-organizers:
Yuyu Zhou: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bailang Yu: email@example.com
Wenze Yue: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Presenter||Zuoqi Chen*, East China Normal University, Global urban area mapping from nighttime light data from 2000 to 2012||20||8:00 AM|
|Presenter||Cui Yongxiang*, , Estimating the occurrence of crimes using nighttime light data in Shanghai||20||8:20 AM|
|Presenter||Ting Lian*, , Bailang Yu, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China, Shunqiang Deng, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China, Zuoqi Chen, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China, Jianping Wu, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University, Shanghai, 200241, China, Population spatialization with deep learning from multi-source remote sensing images||20||8:40 AM|
|Presenter||Yuyu Zhou*, Iowa State University, Xuecao Li, Iowa State University, A global record of annual urban dynamics in the last two decades from nighttime lights||20||9:00 AM|
|Presenter||Dustin Robertson*, Tulane University City, Culture and Community PhD. Program, Meghna N Marjadi, Department of Environmental Conservation, Massachusetts Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Lauren Drakopulos , Department of Geography University of Washington, Sarita Panchang, Department of Public Health, University of South Florida, Zach Koehn, School of Aquatic and Fishery Science, University of Washington, Lian Guo, Graduate Program in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology, Department of Environmental Conservation, Department of University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Title: Urban ecologies of vulnerability and risk: Spatial patterns of urbanization, inequality, and subsistence fishing in New Orleans||20||9:20 AM|
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