Special Issue "A Pluralistic Approach to Defining and Measuring Urban Sprawl and Its Impacts on Human Well-Being"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2021.
Interests: ecosystem services; sustainability; land change modelling; remote sensing; multicriteria decision analysis
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Urban sprawl plays an important role in sustainable urban development. It is associated to land conversion for human use which may severely compromise the integrity of ecological systems and the production of a wide range of ecosystem services. Remote Sensing (RS) combined with geographical information systems (GIS) tools can be used to acquire spatiotemporal series of data, enabling the quantification and analysis of changes in the landscape structure and function that result from natural or anthropogenic disturbances in urban areas. The impacts of urban sprawl on ecosystem services have been the subject of numerous Remote Sensing (RS) studies. Newly available image classification methods and satellite data call for the need of revisiting this topic regularly to produce up-to-date research and information that will help environmental managers performing their job more efficiently. This Special Issue aims to disseminate and share findings on the impacts of urban sprawl on human well-being using RS data. Original research papers or review manuscripts are invited in the following areas:
- Detection and quantification of urban sprawl from RS;
- Quantification of impacts of urban sprawl on human well-being based on RS;
- Application of new RS image classification methods to the study of urban sprawl;
- Monitoring of urban ecosystem services using RS methods.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pedro Cabral
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Remote Sensing is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Urban sprawl
- Urban Ecosystem Services
- Environmental monitoring
- Land cover changes
- Image classification
- Human well-being