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Professor Sheppard gave a presentation on his team’s research that applies satellite mapping technology to questions of urban and city space development. Based on comparative analysis of cities around the world, he highlighted the tension between demands for private space, public open space, and the desire for compact cities that require the least amount of energy use for travel between home and workspace. The talk surveyed recent evidence on these questions, offering some pragmatic guides for forming effective public policy towards urban expansion and land use. Professor Sheppard emphasised the importance of getting urban and city space development right, suggesting that those starting their careers now will be a generation of city builders and that their decisions will have far reaching consequences for well-being.
Stephen Sheppard’s seminar sparked lots of interest about satellite mapping technology and its current and possible future applications. If you would like to see more on this topic, we have collected some useful links and information below to get you started:
- Download seminar slides on the Wellington Public Policy Seminar Series page
- Related papers:
Infill versus outspill: microstructure and urban expansion (PDF 4.11MB)
Measuring and modeling urban expansion (PDF 2.33MB)
Do planning policies limit the expansion of cities? (PDF 3.00MB)
- If you are interested in this topic you may like to go to the The Urban Growth Management Initiative project website. Of particular interest might be the page containing links to download files to show maps of total urban land use in Google
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Posted 22-Jun-2009 by motuadmin