UB2017 SYNTHESIS WORKSHOP: A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN TWO PROJECTS
Approximately 65 participants will assemble to advance the development of new products, synthesizing data and expertise in human and natural systems. For more details, Please visit:
Special Issue on “Evolving Landscapes under Institutional Change, Globalization, and Cultural Influence in Contrasting Urban Systems”
Guest Editors: Peilei Fan (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jiquan Chen (email@example.com), and Jingle Wu(Jingle.Wu@asu.edu)
Call for Papers of Special Issue on From urban sprawl to compact green cities – indicators for multi-scale and multi-dimensional analysis
Lead Guest Editor:
Dr. Martina Artmann, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development, Dresden, Germany
Dr. Luis Inostroza, Institute of Photogrammetry and Remote Sensing, Technical University Dresden, Germany
Dr. Peilei Fan, School of Planning, Design, and Construction & Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, Michigan State University, USA
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Critical perspectives for examining urbanization and sustainability in China
The rapid urbanization of China is an event unparalleled in human history. Fueled by a near-continuous rural-to-urban migration, the country’s urban population has leaped from a mere 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2013. The effects of this process are evident in a variety of ways; for example: satellite images of the Earth at night have revealed the intense increase in the illumination of China, indicating the fervent expansion of urban built-up areas. Traveling through the country exposes one to the uninterrupted urban/suburban landscapes of the many urban agglomeration clusters, such as the Yangtze River Delta (Shanghai-Nanjing-Hangzhou), the Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong), and the Bohai Sea Region (Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei). Remote sensing images reveal the alarming rate at which agricultural land is being subsumed by this wave of growth.
Michigan State University, USA
The second SENA workshop has been successfully held in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam, from Nov. 4 to Nov. 6, 2015. Scientists, local experts, policy makers, and students from Cambodia, Laos PDR, Mongolia, Myanmar, the United States, and Vietnam have gathered at the Palace Hotel Saigon in HCMC and discussed sustainable development of major cities in SENA.
Attendants were divided into four working groups for the discussion. The first group focused on Phnom Penh and Ho Chi Minh City of Southeast Asia. The second group focused on Hanoi, Vientiane, and Yangon of Southeast Asia. The third group focused on Shanghai, Shenzhen, Chongqing, Lanzhou, Hohhot, and Urumqi of China. The last group focused on five Siberian cities and Ulaanbaatar. All groups produced a final power point report of their common views on:
- The major causes of urban expansion in the past thirty years.
- The impact and consequences of urbanization.
- Possible development scenarios in future.