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About Sustainable Urban Development

 

Use of Earth observations can promote equity, welfare and shared prosperity for all levels of human settlement, fostering national urban planning and showing land change over time to rethink the Urban Agenda.

Description

GEO will advocate the value of Earth observations, engage communities and deliver data and information in support of Sustainable Urban Development by assisting in the development of resilient cities and assessment of urban footprints; in order to make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable through identifying economic externalities, managing environmental, climate and disaster risks, and building capacity to participate, plan and manage based on objective information regarding urban development.

Summary description of 2016 Plans

2016 activities focus on improving coordination of observations and monitoring of human settlements as well as to the development of a global inventory.

 

Related Work Programmme Activities

 

Community Activity

Earth Observation in Cultural Heritage documentation

 

GEO Initiatives

Global Urban Observation and Information

Human Planet Initiative
 

Contact person in the GEO Secretariat

Secretariat Experts: Andre Obregon - aobregon@geosec.org, Wenbo Chu - wchu@geosec.org

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e-mail: secretariat@geosec.org

phone: +41 22 730 8505

fax: +41 22 730 8520

 

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7 bis, avenue de la Paix
Case postale 2300
CH-1211 Geneva 2
Switzerland

 

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