On April 1-3, approximately forty researchers from around the world and the country will gather at Arizona State University to discuss global monitoring and modeling of urban growth patterns in two parallel workshops along with local stakeholders. The first workshop will address the drivers and consequences of global urbanization using emerging remote sensing technologies. The second workshop will focus on forecasting urban land use change and Earth system responses. Both workshops will examine different disciplinary perspectives (e.g., geography, urban planning, remote sensing, economics, conservation, and landscape ecology) and methodological approaches (e.g., remote sensing, statistical and econometric modeling, system dynamics modeling, agent-based models). Workshop participants will include urban growth modelers, urban planners, users of urban growth models, and other stakeholders. This initiative originates from workshop funding provided by NASA and NSF as well as coordination by the UGEC International Project Office at the Global Institute of Sustainability.
Contacts: Michail Fragkias: Michail.Fragkias@asu.edu / Corrie.Griffith@asu.edu
April 1-3, 2011
Scottsdale Resort and Conference Center
7700 East McCormick Parkway, Scottsdale, AZ 85258