IN058:
Where We Live and Work: Improving Data and Models for Human Settlements, Infrastructure, and Population Distribution





Session ID#: 26361

Session Description:
Our exposure and vulnerability to extreme events, climate change, conflict, and other threats, as well as our ability to develop sustainably and build resilience, are conditioned on where we live and work and on our ability to develop and maintain protective infrastructure in sustainable human settlements. An increasing array of remote sensing and other data sources are opening up opportunities to better assess, monitor, model, and predict population and infrastructure patterns, characteristics, and change on diverse spatial and temporal scales. This session will showcase new data sources and applications, innovative data mining and analytic methods, and evolving modeling and validation approaches from a range of natural, social, health, and engineering science communities. It will provide a venue to examine and discuss emerging applications of data to address pressing societal decisions, challenges in open data access, integration, and use, and ways to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration across the public and private sectors.
Primary Convener:  Robert S Chen, Columbia University of New York, Palisades, NY, United States
Conveners:  Budhendra L Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States, Andrea Gaughan, University of Louisville, Dept. of Geography and Geosciences, Louisville, KY, United States and Gregory Yetman, Columbia University, CIESIN, Palisades, NY, United States
Co-Organized with:
Earth and Space Science Informatics, Global Environmental Change, and Natural Hazards
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Min Zhao, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Beijing, China; Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Carolynne Hultquist and Guido Cervone, Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States
Tracy Kugler, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Vincent Y Seaman, Seattle, WA, United States
Stefan Alexander Rose, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, United States and David Wrathall, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan; Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States
K. Arthur Endsley, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, School of Natural Resources and Environment, Ann Arbor, MI, United States
Charles E. Frye, Environmental Systems Research Institute, Redlands, CA, United States, Alessandro Sorichetta, University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom and Amy Rose, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Benjamin Swan, Melanie Laverdiere and Lexie Yang, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Geographic Information Science and Technology, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Lulu He, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Jonathan C Aitchison, University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences (SEES), Brisbane, Australia and Karen Hussey, Global Change Institute, Brisbane, Australia
Allie Lieber1, Matthew Hancher2 and Lauren Scott2, (1)Mountain View, CA, United States, (2)Google, Mountain View, CA, United States
Catherine Linard1,2, Jessica Steele3, Yann Forget1, Juanfran Lopez4 and Michal Shimoni4, (1)Université Libre de Bruxelles, Spatial Epidemiology Lab (SpELL), Brussels, Belgium, (2)Université de Namur, Department of Geography, Namur, Belgium, (3)University of Southampton, Department of Geography and Environment, Southampton, United Kingdom, (4)Belgian Royal Military Academy, Signal and Image Centre, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Brussels, Belgium
Alexander M de Sherbinin, Columbia University of New York, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Palisades, NY, United States, Gregory Yetman, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Palisades, NY, United States, Kytt MacManus, Center for International Earth Science Information Network, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States and Sri Vinay, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Deborah Balk1, Stefan Leyk2, Bryan Jones1, Anastasia Clark1 and Mark Montgomery3, (1)CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, New York, NY, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Population Council, New York, NY, United States
Helen Blue Baldwin, Margaret Klug, Krisda Tapracharoen and Chayanan Visudchindaporn, NASA DEVELOP Program - SSAI, Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States
Kelly Sims and Gautam Thakur, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Forrest R. Stevens1, Andrea E Gaughan2, Andrew J Tatem3, Catherine Linard4, Alessandro Sorichetta3, Jeremiah J. Nieves3 and Philip Reed2, (1)University of Louisville, Geography and Geosciences, Louisville, KY, United States, (2)University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, United States, (3)University of Southampton, Southampton, United Kingdom, (4)Free University of Brussells, Geography, Brusells, Belgium
Peter Omu Elias, University of Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Arthur Desch IV, U.S. Census Bureau, Geography Division, Suitland, MD, United States
Hamidreza Zoraghein, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, Stefan Leyk, University of Colorado at Boulder, Geography, Boulder, CO, United States and Deborah Balk, CUNY Institute for Demographic Research, New York, NY, United States
Andreas Gros, Organization Not Listed, Washington, DC, United States and Infra Data Science Team
Mattia Marconcini1, Soner Üreyen1, Julian Zeidler1, Vaclav Svaton2, Noel Gorelick3 and Thomas Esch1, (1)German Aerospace Center DLR Oberpfaffenhofen, Land Surface, Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany, (2)IT4Innovations, Ostrava, Czech Republic, (3)Google, Mountian View, CA, United States
Ryan Engstrom1, Vidhya Soundararajan2 and David Newhouse2, (1)George Washington University, Washington, DC, United States, (2)World Bank, Washington, DC, United States
Chen-Wei Lan1, Shih-Yuan Lin1, Jungrack Kim2, Stephan vanGasselt1 and Hyewon Yun3, (1)National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, (2)University of Seoul, Seoul, South Korea, (3)National Disaster Management Research Institute, Ulsan, South Korea
Amy Rose, Jacob McKee, Eric Weber and Budhendra L Bhaduri, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, United States
Brian Blankespoor, World Bank Group, Development Economics Data Group, Washington, DC, United States, Amjad Khan, George Washington University, Economics, Washington, DC, United States and Harris Selod, World Bank Group, Development Economics Research Group, Washington, DC, United States