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RS and GIS for Monitoring and Enhancing the Resilience of Urban Environments

A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Remote Sensing".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 June 2024) | Viewed by 981

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Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV), National Earthquake Observatory, Rende, CS, Italy
Interests: remote sensing for environmental application; proximal sensors for the cultural heritage; geo-information services; monitoring of seismic and natural hazards.
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ENEA National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development, 00196 Rome, Italy
Interests: models for assessing and monitoring the resilience of the built environment to natural hazards and climate change; models for assessing the vulnerability of buildings, distributed infrastructure, historic areas and cultural heritage to natural hazards and extreme events
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Italian Space Agency (ASI), Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: earth observation; radar and optical remote sensing; InSAR; time series analysis; earth sciences; environmental geology; natural hazards; urban environments; geoheritage; geoconservation; cultural heritage
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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI), Earth Observation Unit, Via del Politecnico snc, 00133 Rome, Italy
Interests: spaceborne remote sensing; SAR; multitemporal analysis; electromagnetic modeling; polarimetry; natural hazards
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The shift from rural to urban living and the growth in the world’s population are rapidly increasing population density in cities. In fact, the “World Urbanization Prospects” of the UN states that in 2050, almost 70% of people globally will live in urban areas. In the coming years, among other factors, these phenomena will translate into growing pressures with repercussions on urban assets (e.g., infrastructures, buildings, and cultural heritage) and on the people themselves (e.g., citizens and tourists). This urban heritage will be subject to natural risks and threats related to climate change, as well as human pressure; however, it will be even more important to ensure an increase in resilience by guaranteeing an adequate level of liveability for the growing numbers of people.

In this context, the continuous development of GIS analysis and remote sensing techniques (from ground sensors to satellites) will help us to control and monitor physical quantities to be used as a proxy, as well as to assess the induced effects, to solicit and support interventions by decision makers.

This Special Issue aims to collect articles with case studies and methodological studies to cover the different fields in which GIS analysis, remote sensing techniques, and spatial decision support systems can find application in the urban environment. Topics may include the monitoring of urban heritage subject to natural hazards and threats related to climate change, as well as those induced by human activities. The following a list of more potential topics:

  • The effects of air pollution on people and building materials;
  • The effects of urban heat islands on people;
  • Protection of the built environment against seismic risk;
  • The monitoring of cultural assets subjected to anthropic activities;
  • GIS approaches and platforms for monitoring critical infrastructure/assets in urban areas;
  • Remote sensing applications in urban environments;
  • Damage assessment and loss estimation.

Dr. Antonio Costanzo
Dr. Sonia Giovinazzi
Dr. Maurizio Pollino
Dr. Deodato Tapete
Dr. Antonio Montuori
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  • GIS approaches and platform
  • satellite monitoring
  • proximal remote sensing
  • monitoring critical infrastructure\assets
  • protection of built environment against urban risks
  • remote sensing applied to damage assessment

Published Papers

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