Megacities 2050: Environmental Consequences of Urbanization

Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development

  • Viacheslav I. Vasenev
  • Elvira Dovletyarova
  • Zhongqi Chen
  • Riccardo Valentini
Conference proceedings ICLASCSD 2016

Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Signal and Image Processing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. V. I. Vasenev, Z. Cheng, J. J. Stoorvogel, E. A. Dovletyarova, R. A. Hajiaghayeva, V. G. Plyushchikov
      Pages 3-5
    3. Dmitry N. Kavtaradze
      Pages 6-12
    4. Raffaela Esposito, Gabriele Guidolotti, Emanuele Pallozzi, Corrado Leone, Michele Mattioni, Giovanni De Simoni et al.
      Pages 13-17
    5. V. I. Vasenev, S. Castaldi, M. M. Vizirskaya, N. D. Ananyeva, A. S. Shchepeleva, I. M. Mazirov et al.
      Pages 18-35
    6. J. J. Stoorvogel, I. van Manen, V. I. Vasenev
      Pages 36-40
    7. Irina A. Martynenko, Alexandra V. Maksimovich, Joulia L. Meshalkina, Jetse J. Stoorvogel, Aleksey M. Yaroslavtsev
      Pages 41-50
    8. Ivan Alekseev, E. V. Abakumov, George Shamilishvili
      Pages 51-56
    9. R. Suleymanov, R. Urazgildin, K. Amineva, A. Suleymanov, E. V. Abakumov
      Pages 57-61
    10. Ireyena Li, Zhongqi Cheng, Anna Paltseva, Tatiana Morin, Brianne Smith, Richard Shaw
      Pages 62-79
    11. Sergey N. Gorbov, Olga S. Bezuglova, Svetlana A. Tischenko, Andrey V. Gorovtsov
      Pages 80-98
    12. Elvira Anvarbekovna Dovletyarova, Lyudmila Vladimirovna Mosina, Ramilla Adim kizi Hajiaghayeva, Nailya Vafaevna Aliyeva, Vadim Gennadyevich Plyuschikov
      Pages 99-105
    13. Lyudmila Vladimirovna Mosina, Elvira Anvarbekovna Dovletyarova, Anna Paltseva, Tatiana Morin, Polina Alexandrovna Petrovskaya
      Pages 125-136
    14. V. A. Terekhova, N. V. Verkhovtseva, M. A. Pukalchik, I. R. Vodolazov, V. K. Shitikov
      Pages 150-160
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 183-184

About these proceedings


This interdisciplinary proceedings book addresses highly relevant topics in urbanization and its environmental impacts and presents case studies revealing the negative environmental consequences of the anthropogenic and technogenic pressures. Urbanization is an important trend in current land-use change, with up to 70% of the world population projected to live in cities by 2050. How will this rapid urbanization alter the face of Europe? What are the environmental consequences of the expansion of megacities? These and other important questions are addressed in the Megacities 2050 Proceedings of the VI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development.
Megapolises are complex ecosystems, and their air and water quality, vegetation and soils are exposed to anthropogenic influences. The book discusses advanced approaches and techniques to monitor, model and assess environmental consequences and risks in megapolises and offers solutions to the environmental problems of modern megapolises. It also presents successful, sustainable urban-development projects from Europe and beyond, including the management and design of green infrastructure, waste management, run-off purification and remediation of urban soils. 

Focusing on urban soils and ecosystems, the book is intended for experts in various fields of geography, urban studies and planning, and environmental sciences, including those in the scientific and research community, municipal services, environmental protection agencies, stakeholders working in urban management and greenery, landscape architects, civil engineers and policy-makers.


Urbanization Sustainable urban development Pollution mitigation Environmental management in urban areas Ecosystem services Soil functions Landscape design and planning Urban Soils Urban Pollution Urban Green Infrastructure Urbanization effect on air quality and surface water

Editors and affiliations

  • Viacheslav I. Vasenev
    • 1
  • Elvira Dovletyarova
    • 2
  • Zhongqi Chen
    • 3
  • Riccardo Valentini
    • 4
  1. 1.RUDN UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.RUDN UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.City University of New York New YorkUSA
  4. 4.Euro-Mediterranean Center for Climate ChangeViterboItaly

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