Urban land dynamics and socio-economic activities: applications of remote sensing and social media data in sustainable urban development

Type: Paper
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Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 8:00 AM / 9:40 AM
Room: Stones Throw 1 - Granite, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Qing Ying, Cheng Fu
Chairs: Qing Ying


More than half of the world’s 7 billion people live in urban areas with an additional 1.3 million urbanites per week. The expected increase in urban area in the first three decades of the 21st century is projected to be greater than the cumulative urban expansion of all human history; urban area is growing on average twice as fast as urban population. Urban land cover exhibits complicated spatio-temporal dynamics related to variations in driving forces. For example, economic, demographic and institutional factors and their interactions not only drive local expansion of residential clusters, transportation infrastructure, and industrial development but also influence land-use change elsewhere.

This paper session will focus on the applications of remote sensing and social media data in monitoring, modeling and evaluation of urban land dynamics to support sustainable urban development on the topics including but not limited to:
Urban land dynamics mapping and modeling;
Urban population and activities mapping and modeling;
The impacts of socio-economic activities on urban planning and change;
The interactions between urban land-cover change and economic development;
Poverty modeling and prediction;
Urban green space and recreation land;
Food, water and energy supply and consumption.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Panshi Wang*, , Matthew Hansen, University of Maryland, Chengquan Huang, Unviersity of Maryland, Eric Eric Brown de Colstoun, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Advancing urban remote sensing for sustainable urban development 20 8:00 AM
Presenter Dolores Jane Forbes*, U.S. Bureau Of the Census, Zhixiao Xie, Florida Atlantic University, Map Comparison of Urban-Rural Models of the United States 20 8:20 AM
Presenter Qing Ying*, University of Maryland - College Park, Matthew C Hansen, UMD Geographical Sciences, Laixiang Sun, UMD Geographical Sciences, Can bare ground gain detected by Landsat indicate the global economic changes? 20 8:40 AM
Presenter Hanbing Yang*, , Li Wang, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, State Key Laboratory of Remote Sensing Science, Bo Yu, Key Laboratory of Digital Earth Science, Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Exploring the response mechanism of remote sensed images in monitoring fixed asset investment in terms of building construction 20 9:00 AM
Presenter Iryna Dronova*, University of California Berkeley, Jed Collins, University of California Berkeley, Alexi Rypinski, University of California Berkeley, Sophie Taddeo, University of California Berkeley, Contributions of landscape structure to thermal resilience of megacities under different climatic and socioeconomic contexts 20 9:20 AM

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