Advancing Geohealth and Sustainable, Livable Cities Using Urban Informatics, Smart Data, Machine Learning, and Emerging Technologies

Session ID#: 23956

Session Description:
The urbanization of national and global populations is associated with increasing challenges to creation of sustainable and livable built environments. There is a pressing need to better characterize the complex spatial distribution of socioeconomic, built, and environmental features of cityscapes and improve understanding of their relationship to health and quality of life. The synthesis of emerging technologies, smart data, machine learning and informatics gives unprecedented potential for progress in this area, in support of vibrant urban communities. Application of multidisciplinary approaches that include social, economic, physical, health, engineering, and information sciences may enrich this understanding and strengthen the process of transitioning to sustainability. This session welcomes research that explores the application of emerging technologies, machine learning, urban informatics, and multidisciplinary approaches to build understanding of the complex relationship between built environments, urban processes and human health, and supports evidence based decision making to create livable and sustainable cities.
Primary Convener:  Leslie Chamberlain Allsopp, University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health, Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Fort Worth, TX, United States
Conveners:  Fazlay Faruque, University of Mississippi Medical Center, GIS and Remote Sensing, Jackson, MS, United States, Barbara S Minsker, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States and Robert Finkelman, University of Texas at Dallas, Geosciences, Richardson, TX, United States

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • IN - Earth and Space Science Informatics
  • NH - Natural Hazards
Index Terms:

0493 Urban systems [BIOGEOSCIENCES]
1942 Machine learning [INFORMATICS]
4329 Sustainable development [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6334 Regional planning [POLICY SCIENCES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Matthew Ahlrichs1, Aaron Dotson1 and Martin Cenek2, (1)University of Alaska Anchorage, Anchorage, AK, United States, (2)University of Alaska Anchorage, Computer Science and Engineering, Anchorage, AK, United States
Barbara S Minsker1, Lawrence E Band2, Bardia Heidari Haratmeh3, Neely L Law4, Lorne N Leonard5 and Ankit Rai3, (1)Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States, (2)Univ North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, United States, (3)University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States, (4)Center for Watershed Protection, Ellicott City, MD, United States, (5)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
John Kim Nguyen, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Urbana, IL, United States and Barbara S Minsker, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, TX, United States
Hsiang-He Lee, Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART), Singapore, Singapore, Apisada Chulakadabba, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Cambridge, MA, United States, Adam Tonks, Yale-NUS College, Division of Science, Singapore, Singapore, Zhengyu Yang, National University of Singapore, Department of Mathematics, Singapore, Singapore and Chien Wang, MIT, Cambridge, MA, United States
David J Lary, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Yanming Chen, Manchun Li, Liang Cheng, Hao Xu, Shuyi Li and Xiaoqiang Liu, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Abigail Nastan, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, David J Diner, JPL, Pasadena, CA, United States and The MAIA Team
Franco A Montalto1, Ziwen Yu2, Karly Soldner1, Aaron Israel1, Mathew Fritch3, Youngmoo Kim1 and Stephen White3, (1)Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (2)Drexel University, CAEE, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (3)Philadelphia Water Department, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Ziwen Yu1, Alex Bedig2, Marcus Quigley2 and Franco A Montalto3, (1)Drexel University, CAEE, Philadelphia, PA, United States, (2)OptiRTC, Boston, MA, United States, (3)Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, United States
Elizabeth Case1, Yue Ren1, Talya Shragai2 and David Erickson1, (1)Cornell University, Mechanical Engineering, Ithaca, NY, United States, (2)Cornell University, Entomology, Ithaca, NY, United States
Nicholas Clinton, Google Inc., Mountain View, CA, United States
Mohammad Karamouz, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran and Mohammadali Olyaei, PhD Candidate, Civil Engineering, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Seongbong Heo1, Hangnan Yu1, Moonil Kim1, Woo-Kyun Lee2 and Sohn Jong-Ryeul1, (1)Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Republic of (South), (2)Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Sarah Freeman1, Sungwook Wi2 and Casey Brown1, (1)University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States, (2)University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, United States
Emin Yahya Menteşe and Azime Tezer, Istanbul Technical University, Urban and Regional Planning Department, Istanbul, Turkey
Anna Scott1, Chris Kelley1, Yan Azdoud2, Ramya Ambikapathi3, Morgon Hobson1, Alexandra Lehman2, Pranavi Ghugare2, Chao He4, Benjamin F Zaitchik1, Darryn Waugh5, Meredith McCormack2 and Kristin Baja6, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, (3)Harvard University, Boston, United States, (4)Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Baltimore, MD, United States, (5)Johns Hopkins Univ, Baltimore, MD, United States, (6)Baltimore City, Office of Sustainability, Baltimore, MD, United States
Anupriya Goyal1, Harsha Yadav1, Himanshu Tyagi2 and Ashvani Kumar Gosain1, (1)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department of Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India, (2)Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, Department fo Civil Engineering, New Delhi, India
Beatrice Louise Gordon1, Newsha Ajami2 and Kimberly Quesnel2, (1)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (2)ReNUWIt ERC, Stanford, CA, United States
Branko Kerkez and Brandon Preclaro Wong, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Chris Kelley1, Anna Scott1, Chao He2, Pranavi Ghugare3, Alexandra Lehman3, Sarah Benish4, Phillip Stratton4, Russell R Dickerson5, Chris Zuidema1 and Yan Azdoud3, (1)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, United States, (2)Johns Hopkins University, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Baltimore, MD, United States, (3)Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, United States, (4)University of Maryland, College Park, United States, (5)Univ Maryland, College Park, MD, United States
Abhinav Tiwari, National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, India

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