Urban Planning

Martin Kodde MSc, Manager Geo-IT, Fugro GeoServices B.V, The Netherlands

Prof. Dr. Ir. Arnold Bregt, Professor of Geo-Information Science, Wageningen University and Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions

Today, 54 percent of the world’s population live in urban areas and that figure is expected to increase to 66 percent by 2050. According to the United Nations, managing urban areas has become one of the most important challenges of the 21st century. Sustainability and quality of life are among the main challenges for cities around the world and require new solutions based on innovation and cooperation. In this workshop, Arnold Bregt will present how the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions is creating answers to these challenges, enabled by geoinformation. Participants will contribute to this exploration of the future role of geoinformation for urban planning and help to define gaps in the current state of technology.

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