The Homogenization of cities in the world

Regardless of location, culture and even size, cities in the world depict similar trends in terms of the evolution of their spatial structure in time. As surprising as this statement might sound, we have recently compiled empirical evidence analyzing a sample of 194 cities over 25 years span, from 1990 until 2015. The article was published last week in Landscape and Urban Planning. I would be happy to share a copy with anybody interested to read. That cities are homogenizing is not surprising in urban ecology. Is almost common sense that we can find the same species of birds, small …

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Special Issue “Remote Sensing of Urban Form” – Open for submission!

We have recently launched an exciting Special Issue (SI) on “Remote Sensing of Urban Form”. Here you can find the full SI description & scope, the instructions for submissions and other relevant information. Deadline for submission is due April 2020. I am looking forward to receiving your contributions!

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Society for Urban Ecology 2nd world international congress 2016, Shanghai, China

Since 2013 I belong to the Society for Urban Ecology (SURE).  I am regularly attending SURE’s international conferences and meetings. SURE has been a wonderful interdisciplinary platform for exchanging scientific work in a friendly and constructive environment. Urban ecology has become the core of my research and disciplinary home, and SURE a wonderful host. In SURE I found the core group of scientist and friends I am regularly collaborating with. In July 2016 took place the 2nd world international SURE congress in Shanghai, China. I was session convener of 2 symposiums: 1) From urban sprawl to compact green cities, organized …

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