Volume XXXVIII-4/C21
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 143-148, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-143-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Int. Arch. Photogramm. Remote Sens. Spatial Inf. Sci., XXXVIII-4/C21, 143-148, 2011
https://doi.org/10.5194/isprsarchives-XXXVIII-4-C21-143-2011
© Author(s) 2011. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

  31 Aug 2011

31 Aug 2011

THE GLOBAL ISSUE "MEGA-URBANIZATION": AN UNSOLVABLE CHALLENGE FOR STAKEHOLDERS, RESEARCHERS AND RESIDENTS?

H. Taubenböck H. Taubenböck
  • German Remote Sensing Data Center (DFD), German Aerospace Center (DLR), 82234 Wessling - Oberpfaffenhofen, Germany

Keywords: Urban, Research, Future

Abstract. This study aims at discussing the complex, multi-dimensional issue of the global phenomenon of urbanization. Based on a theoretical review and discussion on the situation of cities, the causes, dimensions and consequences of urban growth the idea is to raise the main questions for future activities to meet this challenge. For it a pragmatic and holistic framework is proposed to systematize the manifold approaches and to stimulate discussions on this issue addressing inter- and transdisciplinary thinking.