Special Issue "Geospatial Understanding of Sustainable Urban Analytics Using Remote Sensing"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Soheil Sabri
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Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: urban planning; urban analytics; geosimulation; geodesign; planning support systems
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Prof. Abbas Rajabifard
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Director, Centre for SDIs and Land Administration, The University of Melbourne, Parkville, 3010, VIC, Australia
Interests: SDI; land administration; BIM; 3D visualisation; digital engineering; UN SDGs; spatial urban data analytics
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Dr. Yiqun Chen
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Centre for Spatial Data Infrastructures and Land Administration, Melbourne School of Engineering, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
Interests: GIS visualization; spatial analysis; disaster management; traffic simulation; agent-based modeling; location-based services
Prof. Nengcheng Chen
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State Key Laboratory of Information Engineering in Surveying, Mapping and Remote Sensing (LIESMARS), Wuhan University, 129 Luoyu Road, Wuhan 430079, China
Interests: geospatial sensor web; urban sensing; smart city
Assoc. Prof. Hao Sheng
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School of Computer Science and Engineering, Beihang University, G947, New Building, No. 37 Xueyuan Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100083, China
Interests: computer vision; pattern recognition; machine learning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With 75% of the world’s population set to reside in cities by 2050, the imperatives of evidence-based urban management cannot be overstated in future-proofing the sustainable development of cities. In the current rapid and complex pace of urbanization, policymakers and urban planners need new predictive analytic tools that can help them understand the potential future impact of different scenarios, policies, and decisions on the urban landscape and population. New digital technologies, particularly spatial data infrastructures, and digital ICT, offer immense potential for bringing together multi-source and heterogeneous datasets—both spatial and aspatial—for spatially enabled analysis, evaluation, and ongoing management in implementing urban policies. In this regard, this Special Issue aims to understand the crucial role of remote sensing and real-time data for answering questions such as the following:

  1. How is the city arranged horizontally (2D) and vertically (3D)?
  2. How dynamic is the urban environment over time (4D)?
  3. What is the spatial distribution pattern of traffic?
  4. How are neighborhoods assessed climatologically and socially?
  5. How do cities, local governments, and neighborhoods perform to achieve sustainable development goals (SDGs)?
  6. What is the building, neighborhood, and city energy performance?
  7. What are urban land consumption rates (open spaces, green spaces, built-up densities)?
  8. How can cities perform to mitigate vulnerability and increase resilience and sustainability with respect to hazards and risks?

This Special Issue will open up a dialogue on the application of current advancements in spatial technologies and digital infrastructures in urban analytics. Those technologies include, but are not limited to, different earth observation methods and data, IoT, geo-tagged crowdsourced data, location intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and digital twins. This Special Issue will focus on how the integration of such data and technologies in a robust platform will enable policymakers and urban planners to engage in evidence-based and data-driven decision-making to address future urbanization challenges.

Dr. Soheil Sabri
Prof. Abbas Rajabifard
Dr. Yiqun Chen
Prof. Nengcheng Chen
Assoc. Prof. Hao Sheng

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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 2000 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.

Keywords

  • Digital twin
  • Urban network analytics
  • 2D/3D city modeling
  • Urban/disaster resilience
  • Urban form
  • Sensor web
  • SDGs

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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