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Special Issue "Urban Planning Supported by Remote Sensing Technology"
A special issue of Remote Sensing (ISSN 2072-4292). This special issue belongs to the section "Urban Remote Sensing".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 11514
Special Issue Editors
Interests: urban environment; urban multifunctionality; remote sensing
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Special Issue in Remote Sensing: Urban Planning Supported by Remote Sensing Technology II
2. Institute of Geography, Ruhr University Bochum, 44801 Bochum, Germany
Interests: landscape and urban ecology; land resources management; landscape planning and management; social-ecological systems research
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Special Issue Information
Remote sensing associated with urban NTIC innovations have strongly changed urban planning practices and tools.
Imagery has reinforced the importance of representation and location identification, largely supported by GIS capacities and development.
From the late 70s until now, tremendous imagery enhancing has lead to changes in practices, tools and norms. From inventory to global comparison products, imagery has pushed towards usable and homogeneous products that are valuable at various scales (EU or global products). If remote sensing products are variably disseminated in urban and planning offices, their impact is not negligeable.
Actual challenges regarding climate change and biodiversity conservation favor the importance of images in various evaluation directives and plans. Vegetation, water, sealed surfaces, and soils are resources that could be monitored regularly with the help of RS imagery. As such, products might be introduced in urban heat surface or local climatic zone identification, nature based solutions design, urban ecological infrastructures, or urban health projects management. RS is a strong asset for urban complexity management.
Multispectral, superspectral, and hyperspectral sensors have diversified observation capacities and offered a large panel of applications: from cartography, to prospective modelling promoting urban elements monitoring, at various scales from regional to local, and introducing imagery in urban planning practices and citizen applications.
Actual trends turn to integrated developments mixing massive information capacities, modelling, visualization capacities and collaborative assessments. Citizen sciences emerge, stressing the crucial role of spatial technologies for a large part of population in daily life, and consequently the role of these spatial technologies for planning developments.
Spatial imagery development has promoted the use and the benefit of RS products in planning technologies for sustainable cities development and crises management. However, some difficulties might compel the introduction of RS products in planning rules, laws or territorial directives. As such, it might also be interesting to identify bottlenecks and practical problems that halt these potential disseminations.
Numerous applications can illustrated the interest of imagery in urban planning practices, and several tools or applications can be described in various contexts. This Special Issue might be the opportunity to share experiences, at various scales (urban project to metropolitan planning issue), and to confront both contextual positions, methodological choices and developments, and results for various countries or regions.
Suggested themes and article types for submissions:
- Artificial and sealed surfaces monitoring;
- Urban disaster management;
- Subsidence monitoring;
- Biodiversity monitoring;
- Urban Vegetation monitoring;
- HUI and SHUI determination and monitoring;
- Urban Ecological infrastructure;
- Nature-based solution;
- Citizen sciences;
- Sensors capacities and future development;
- Enhanced methodologies: like deep learning, spectral fusion, time-series analysis;
- Data mining;
- Data analyses;
- Urban indicators.
Dr. Christiane Weber
Dr. Jingxia Wang
Manuscript Submission Information
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