Conference Agenda

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Session Overview
08-01: Data for Managing Urban Growth
Wednesday, 21/Mar/2018:
3:45pm - 5:15pm

Session Chair: Sameh Naguib Wahba, World Bank, United States of America
Location: Preston Auditorium


Capturing Urbanization and SDGs at the City Level by Combining Data Sources

Lewis Dijkstra

European Commission, Belgium

To be filled


New Opportunities for Urban Land Governance by Exploiting Big Data from Earth Observation

Thomas Esch

DLR, Germany

Modern Earth Observation (EO) satellite missions provide valuable opportunities to address the information needs of land governance and land use planning by delivering dedicated data on the status and spatiotemporal development of the land surface – from global down to local scale, and from urban environments to rural settings. Nowadays, satellite missions such as the US Landsat program or the European fleet of Sentinel satellites collect terrabytes of high resolution imagery per day in a temporal and spatial coverage that opens up so far unprecedented possibilities for topographic mapping and environmental monitoring. But at the same time the analysis of this ‘big data from space’ requires new enabling technologies to effectively access, process, analyse and finally transform of the raw image data into ready-to-use thematic and actionable information for decision makers. Here, this contribution introduces latest developments and results of corresponding research activities at the German Aerospace Center (DLR).


Anatomy of Density: Towards an Evidence-Based Densification Strategy for Cities

Shlomo Angel

New York University, United States of America

to be filled


Better Data for Informed Decisions in Cities

Nancy Lozano Gracia

World Bank, United States of America

To be filled

08-01-Lozano Gracia-1058_paper.pdf

Data Needs for Planning Urbanization in Colombia

Luis Fernando Mejía

The National Planning Department, Colombia

to be filled