Call for Chapters: Methods and Applications of Geospatial Technology in Sustainable Urbanism

Call for Chapters for the book “Methods and Applications of Geospatial Technology in Sustainable Urbanism“, to be published in IGI Global.

Details of the book:


José António Tenedório
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH & CICS.NOVA,  
Rossana Estanqueiro 
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, NOVA FCSH & CICS.NOVA,

Important Dates

May 15, 2019: Proposal submission deadline 
Jul 14, 2019: Full chapter submission 
Sep 11, 2019: Review results due to authors 
Oct 9, 2019: Revisions due from authors 
Oct 23, 2019: Final acceptance/rejection notification due to authors 
Nov 6, 2019: All final accepted materials due from authors


The relation between urbanism and technology has not been much explored despite some indirect references to this relation are found. In the scientific literature there is a lack of conceptual discussion about the relationship between the modern designation of “sustainable urbanism” (which included the fundamental concepts of green urbanism, urban circular economy and urban planning) and geospatial technologies and methods such as remote sensing, drones, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), internet mapping technologies, 3D point cloud data, 3D modeling, among others. In this sense, why the need to discuss this relationship? Because megacities are a reality, as is the reality of the environmental disturbances they cause (pollution: sanitation, air, and water). These disturbances can be modeled with technology and data obtained by modern methods (for example by drone) to monitor cities in near real time; as well as helping to simulate risk situations and propose future solutions. These solutions can be inspired by the theoretical principles of sustainable urbanism as the various Schools have developed them. We admit that nowadays urban praxis, especially urbanism and urban planning, does not exist without the support of geospatial technologies. The geospatial technologies allow the operationalization of the sustainable urbanism concept’s. The urbanism of present and future time comprises the physical, ecological, economic, social, health and equity as factors of construction of the city in a sustainable perspective and the circular economy. The subject of the book can be defined as follows: work on sustainable urbanism is a practice of planning the city based on principles that can be operationalized by geospatial technology. This technology consists not only of human artifacts (satellites, drones, computers, parallel processing, computing, among others) but considering each person as a human sensor, that produces data in real time. These data, particularly bigdata, can help design the city of the future based on the concept of urban sustainability. The book’s overview is guided by the fusion of ideas between sustainable urbanism and geospatial technology as the title indicates. Considering the above, the book is concerned with demonstrating the effectiveness of technology in implementing this key concept: urban sustainability (solar energy, green roofing, and circular economy, among other aspects).

Recommended Topics

Green urbanism
Urban sustainability
Urban circular economy
Urban planning
Urban environment
Smart cities
Urban remote sensing
UAV and urban planning
3D point cloud
3D modelling
Geographic Information Systems
Internet mapping technologies
Augmented Reality

IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), is an international academic publisher of the “Information Science Reference” (formerly Idea Group Reference), “Medical Information Science Reference,” “Business Science Reference,” and “Engineering Science Reference” imprints.

For more information about the submission procedure and other details about this book, please check the oficial website.

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