ITC at Geospatial Pavilion at the World Urban Forum 6
Naples, Italy 1-7 September 2012
The rapid growth of population, and its increasing location in urban areas, has increased the demand for the various natural and social resources we depend on, particularly in the developing world. These are highly complex, interconnected, and geographic phenomenon that people need to manage effectively and sustainably.
Geospatial science and technologies (GST) have emerged as critical tools in addressing sustainable urban design and management issues around the world. GST are defined here as the synergy of fast evolving information technologies that include: remote sensing (from both space and airborne platforms), geographic information systems (GIS), and global positioning systems (GPS), and Web-based mapping tools. These technologies have emerged as critical for decision-support and modeling in order to improve the delivery of infrastructure services to urban populations, including: clean water, renewable energy, housing design, slum upgrading, efficient transportation and trafficability, health services, tax collection, and disaster management.
This Geospatial Pavilion at the World Urban Forum 6 in Naples, Italy is being co-organized by global leaders from the geospatial industry and academia - Esri, Inc, ITC-The University of Twente, and the European Commission Joint Research Centre. The Geospatial Pavilion will provide a focal area and space for interested attendees to learn about how these organizations are currently supporting the use of GST around the world to improve urban sustainability.
Schedule of Live Events
All events take place in the Geospatial Pavilion unless otherwise noted.
14:00 Introduction to GeoDesign
14:15 Remote Sensing Image Analysis in Support of Crisis Management
16:30 Introduction to ArcGIS Online
17:00 Networking Event 43- Collecting Evidence from Space for a Better Urban Future
Location: Pavilion 4, Room 12
9:00 Training Event- Combining Mobile GIS & Crowd Sourcing to Assess Urban Land Use
Location: Pavilion 5, Room 12
13:30 Satellite Imagery for Mapping Physical Exposure in Disaster Risk Models
13:45 Aid and Development Transparency
16:00 Sustainable Cities of the Future
16:15 Geospatial Analysis on the Web
16:30 Global Waste Resources Partnership
13:30 Cities from Space- Spatial Effects of the Last Big Migration of Humankind
13:45 Field Data Collection with ArcGIS
16:00 GeoDesign for Transit-Oriented Development