Urban areas hold more than fifty percent of the world’s population. By the year 2050 more humans will live in cities than in any other environment. They are densely populated areas where physical environmental phenomena like heat build-up impacts the wellbeing of millions of people. According to the sustainable development goals, cities should be inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable places to live. Thus understanding and monitoring the factors that contribute or work against this goal is crucial for present and future generations. Learn how remote sensing and the products derived from satellite data can help achieving this.
How does remote sensing data enable the monitoring of urban areas.