URBAN REMOTE SENSING techniques derive scenes of temperature, land use, vegetation, and other products useful to both scientists and urban decision-makers. These products are being used in climate models and simulation models of urban system response to various ecological and environmental stressors (such as land cover/land use conversions, global temperature fluctuations, population change, and geologic hazards.). The models we develop allow policy-makers to incorporate remotely sensed data into their local and regional planning efforts.
The Hundred Cities Project
The 100 Cities Project is a platform designed to bring policymakers and researchers together to apply urban remote sensing to the problems of urbanization, the environment, and sustainability.

The mission of the 100 Cities Project is to establish an international urban remote sensing research and application hub at ASU. We seek to create meaningful partnerships with cities internationally. As we build our partnerships, we can then develop a model of how to approach cities and address their problems with urban remote sensing.

At the same time we develop relationships with academic researchers who produce urban remote sensing products and use them in their models. We are building a team of researchers here at ASU and at other institutions around the world who share datasets, and collaborate on publications and research projects with the 100 Cities Project and among other researchers.

We conduct work on three levels of depth:
  1. Basic data for the 100 Cities to compare effects of urbanization and supply the international community with standardized urban remote sensing datasets. We also provide timely and continuous monitoring of rapidly urbanizing regions using ASTER (and other) remotely sensed datasets;

  2. Mapping and modeling of urban/peri-urban biogeophysical and climatic properties (both current and historic) across multiple cities;

  3. In-depth specific focus on a small sample of the 100 Cities - these cities have researchers and practitioners available to collaborate with us.

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