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New spatial dimensions of global cityscapes: Concepts and spatial methods for delineation

Georg, Isabel (2018) New spatial dimensions of global cityscapes: Concepts and spatial methods for delineation. Dissertation, Universität Salzburg / Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum (DFD).

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Urban areas are ever-increasing, generating a transformation of rural and urban land on a global scale. Today, more than half the world's population live in cities, a figure which the United Nations expect to rise to 66% in the next few decades (UN-DESA, 2015): 6.3 billion people will inhabit urban areas by 2050. This urbanisation process will have environmental and non-environmental effects including resource consumption, topographical changes, climate change, pollution, water quality and availability, increased vehicle use, and socioeconomic as well as political impacts (e.g., Weng, 2014; Schneider et al., 2015; Alqurashi & Kumar, 2016; Wheeler, 2009). Information on human settlements is not just necessary for ongoing population estimation, vulnerability assessment, planning and governance, but also for time-critical applications like emergency response (Florczyk et al., 2016). One of the main issues in urban geography in this context is the question of defining urban areas. What is the best way to delineate urban space? Commonly, administrative boundaries give a name to a place. Often though, these limits do not represent underlying structures which are better explained through other characteristics such as natural regions or ecosystems – for example, topography (e.g. watersheds, valleys) or actual settlement patterns, but also economic, functional and political linkages.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/125754/
Document Type:Thesis (Dissertation)
Title:New spatial dimensions of global cityscapes: Concepts and spatial methods for delineation
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Georg, Isabelisabel.georg (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:November 2018
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:120
Keywords:Urban Corridors, Megaregions, Urban concepts, Urban Geography
Institution:Universität Salzburg / Deutsches Fernerkundungsdatenzentrum (DFD)
Department:Georisiken und zivile Sicherheit
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Earth Observation
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EO - Erdbeobachtung
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Remote sensing and geoscience
Location: Oberpfaffenhofen
Institutes and Institutions:German Remote Sensing Data Center > Geo Risks and Civil Security
Deposited By: Taubenböck, Dr. Hannes
Deposited On:09 Jan 2019 20:43
Last Modified:17 Jan 2019 09:13

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