Sustainable Urbanization: Challenges and Opportunities (II)

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: China Specialty Group
Organizers: Yuyu Zhou, Bailang Yu, Wenze Yue
Chairs: Wenze Yue

Description

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: yuyuzhou@iastate.edu
Bailang Yu: blyu@geo.ecnu.edu.cn
Wenze Yue: wzyue@zju.edu.cn


Agenda

Type Details Minutes
Presenter Bin Cheng*, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Bailang YU, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science (Ministry of Education), East China Normal University School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, A new approach to automated extraction of street light and its solar energy potential assessment from JL1-3B nighttime light data 20
Presenter Yuyu Zhou*, Iowa State University, Xuecao Li, Iowa State University, Huidong Li, Iowa State University, Yiming Wang, Iowa State University, Xuecao Liu, Iowa State University, Urbanization and urban heat islands in the Jing-Jin-Ji (JJJ) area of China 20
Presenter Lin Meng*, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Yuyu Zhou, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Jiafu Mao, Environmental Sciences Division and Climate Change Science Institute, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Xuecao Li, Department of Geological and Atmospheric Sciences, Iowa State University, Ghasserm R. Asrar, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Joint Global Change Research Institute, The response of spring phenology to urbanization and climate change 20
Presenter Debin Lu*, Zhejiang University, Wenze Yue, Zhejiang University, Wanliu Mao, Geomatics Center of Zhejiang, Dongyang Yang, School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, Jianhua Xu, School of Geographic Sciences, East China Normal University, A land use random forest model for estimating the PM2.5 concentration in Yangtze River Delta, China 20
Presenter Zitong Shi*, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Yuyu Zhou, Iowa State University, Gensuo Jia, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Satellite-based urban expansion and its influence on surface air temperature records in Jing-Jin-Ji (JJJ), China 20

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