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UCL Minds Lunch Hour Lecture: Earth Observation for Planning Sustainable Cities

1:00 pm to 2:00 pm, 19 November 2019

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Dr Andrew MacLachlan presents a data-driven planning process for urban monitoring and heat mitigation that will enhance the future sustainability of our cities.

Event Information

Open to

All

Availability

Yes

Organiser

Emma Hart

Location

Darwin Lecture Theatre
044: Darwin Building
Gower Street
London
WC1E 6BT
United Kingdom

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About the lecture:
Urban areas are expected to triple by 2030 to accommodate 60% of the global population. Anthropogenic landscape modifications expand coverage of impervious surfaces inducing the Urban Heat Island effect; a critical 21st century challenge associated with increased economic expenditure, energy consumption and adverse health impacts. Yet omission of UHI measures from global climate models and planning guidance precludes effective sustainable development. We present a data-driven planning process for urban monitoring and heat mitigation that will enhance the future sustainability of our cities to align with current global development agendas.

About the Speaker

Andrew MacLachlan

Teaching Fellow at Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), UCL

Dr Andrew MacLachlan is a Teaching Fellow in spatial data science and visualisation in the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), University College London.Prior to joining CASA he completed his PhD by publication in the department of Geography and Environmental Science at the University of Southampton funded by the Economic and Social Research Council in collaboration with the University of Western Australia. Andrew has worked with a range of global government, industry and charity partners in establishing policy improvements through applied spatial and temporal environmental analysis.