Sustainable Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities (I)

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/6/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Senate Room, Omni, West
Organizers: Yuyu Zhou, Bailang Yu, Wenze Yue
Chairs: Yuyu Zhou


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.

Interested contributors should submit their abstract and PIN to either of the co-organizers:

Yuyu Zhou:
Bailang Yu:
Wenze Yue:


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Congxiao Wang*, East China Normal University, Bailang Yu, East China Normal University, Zuoqi Chen, East China Normal University, Chengshu Yang, East China Normal University, Jianping Wu, East China Normal University, Analyzing the parcel-level relationship between Luojia 1-01 nighttime light intensity and artificial surface features across Shanghai, China: A comparison with NPP-VIIRS data 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Xuecao Li*, , Yuyu Zhou, Iowa State University, Lin Meng, Iowa State University, Ghassem R Asrar, Pacific Northwest National Lab, Chaoqun Lu, Iowa State University, Qiusheng Wu, State University of New York, Dynamics of urban vegetation phenology in the conterminous US from long-term (1985-2015) Landsat observations 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Wenze Yue*, Zhejiang University, Shuangshuang Qiu, Zhejiang University, Energy Consumption and Urban Heat island: A Perspective of Urban Function Zones 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Tong Wu*, , Impacts of land finance on urban sprawl in China: The case of 106 mega cities 20 9:00 AM
Presenter HAONAN SUN*, UC Santa Barbara, Keith Clarke, University of California, Santa Barbata, A Comparison of Land Use Change and Urbanization between Beijing and Shanghai in China using GIS and Multi-temporal Remote Sensing 20 9:20 AM

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