An interdisciplinary approach to cope with heat and water in the 21st century city: From science to practice

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UrbanEARS (Urban Ecosystem Analysis supported by Remote Sensing) is a 4 year research project initiated in 2015 and funded by the Belgian Science Policy Office (BELSPO). Its main objective was to investigate how detailed, spatially-explicit data on urban land cover and urban green derived from remote sensing technologies can be integrated in urban biophysical models to better model and understand urban heat and water fluxes. The acquired insights and modelling results are then used to formulate guidelines for more sustainable urban planning.

​Having reached the end of the project, the project team is organizing an interactive workshop to show how research outcomes can be used in practice. This workshop will focus on relevant end products and methodologies generated within the project, rather than scientific details.


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For who?

​Urban (green) managers, modellers, architects, planners or any professional dealing with (one of) the topics involved in the project. During the project the team focused on Brussels as a case study, meaning that the generated maps will be particularly relevant for any agency, organization, NGO etc. dealing with spatial modelling or planning in our capital. However, the methods developed within UrbanEARS could be easily transferred to other cities as well...


Brussels Environment, Tour & Taxis site, Brussels