International Land Use Symposium 2019

Land use changes: Trends and projections

On behalf of the organizing committee it is our great pleasure to draw your attention to the 3rd International Land Use Symposium on "Land use changes: Trends and projections", to be held December 4-6 2019, in Paris. The organizing committee welcomes the submission of original contributions with the goal of advancing our understanding of land use and land cover (LULC) changes. Model-driven analysis and visualization of LULC changes provide basic information for good and meaningful decisions. The demands on the quality and availability of spatial data and information services are constantly increasing, and innovative geoinformation technologies and the processing of large amounts of data (Big Data) lead to new challenges. Contributions may be theoretical, methodological, or applied in nature. Research may address - but is not limited to - the following topics:

  • Land Use and Land Cover Change Observations:
    Sustainable Development Goal indicators; Multi-temporal and multi-resolution land use/land cover patterns, Measuring and modelling urban sprawl/urban growth; Urban structure type mapping; Building type recognition; Urban morphologic analysis (streets, buildings, etc.); Decision making and brownfield management; Transformation of commercial and industrial wastelands; Measuring and management of soil sealing; Urban infill and brownfields redevelopment; Environmental effects of land-use changes; Simulation and prognosis models of land use changes; Uncertainty management 
  • Metropolization: Challenges and Risks:
    Causes and mitigation of urban heat island effects; Hazard and risk modelling; Urban planning and climate change adaptation; Smart city models and energy efficiency; Urban energy transition; Land use and transport management; Measuring socio-spatial inequalities; Assessment and strategies to reduce light pollution; Benefits of green and blue infrastructure; Urban metabolism; Trajectories of cities; Cities as complex systems

  • Drivers, Mechanisms, Tools:
    Political, legal, social, economic and planning aspects of land use and land cover changes. Monitoring and Evaluation of land use and land cover changes; Mobile App Development; Citizen Knowledge, Citizen Science; VGI and participation tools in spatial and urban planning

  • Varia: This topic contains free contributions whose topical focus is indirectly related


Dr. Martin Behnisch
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER)
Weberplatz 1, 01267 Dresden, Germany
phone: +49 351 46 79-260, e-mail: M.Behnisch[...]

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is an establishment of the Leibniz Association for research in the spatial sciences. The concern of the institute is the scientific basis for the sustainable development of cities and regions in the national and international context. The research addresses ecological issues of sustainable development. 

Prof. Catherine Mering
Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain (LIED), Bâtiment Lamarck B,689B
Paris-13E-Arrondissement, 5 Rue Marie-Andrée Lagroua Weill-Hallé, 75013 Paris, France
phone: 0157277198, e-mail: catherine.mering[...]

Co-Organizer 2019

Laboratoire Interdisciplinaire des Energies de Demain (LIED, University of Paris Diderot)
Pole Image (University of Paris Diderot
Université de Paris
Institut National de l’Information Géographique et Forestière (IGN, Saint-Mandé)
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