Satellite Applications for Sustainable Urban Planning and Management

  • Christian HoffmanEmail author
  • Maria LemperEmail author
Conference paper


Urban areas are the focal points of economic growth and wealth creation. Cities are most vulnerable to natural hazards and climate change and are facing enormous pressure due to continued worldwide urbanisation. Sustainable urban planning is needed to counteract detrimental effects on living conditions, environment, transportation and energy consumption. Satellite Earth observation offers a powerful tool to support decision-making for urban planning and enable the transformation to smart and sustainable cities. Geospatial solutions, such as provided through the European Copernicus programme, deliver fact-based decision support to plan for public service provision, locate problem areas, safeguard public investments, assess vulnerabilities, and ensure sustainable expansion.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GeoVille GmbHInnsbruckAustria

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