How Does Urban Form Impact Extreme Heat, Flooding and Pollution?

October 12, 2023 12:00 pm

Rapid urbanization worldwide inevitably leads to natural land becoming artificially impermeable surfaces, which can exert profound impacts on the material and energy flow in cities and cause various environmental impacts. In this talk, Chunlin Li will present his research on urban landscape pattern evolution, urban flood, non-point source pollution, air pollution, and urban heat islands. His research mainly uses field observation, remote sensing, and socio-economic big data, combined with land use, hydrological, and atmospheric process models. His research objective is to explore the multi-scale impacts of urban two-dimensional and three-dimensional expansion on hydrological and climate process within cities, assess the impacts of environmental risks on urban residents, and provide strategies for urban sustainability.

Speaker Bio:

Dr. Chunlin Li is an associate professor from the Institute of Applied Ecology, Chinese Academy of Sciences and directs the Landscape Ecology Group. Landscape ecology group utilizes 3S (RS, GIS, GPS) technology, big data, and landscape models to analyze the structure, function, and evolution of various landscapes (cities, wetlands, forests, etc.), especially the relationships between landscape patterns and ecological processes. Dr. Li’s research interest is urban landscape ecology, mainly focusing on the spatiotemporal evolution of urban landscape pattern and its multi-scale ecological environmental impacts.

Moderator and Discussants:

Elie Bou-Zeid (Moderator): Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering; Director, Program in Environmental Engineering and Water Resources

Gabriele Villarini (Discussant): Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the High Meadows Environmental Institute

Anu Ramaswami (Discussant): Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, High Meadows Environmental Institute; Sanjay Swani ’87 Prof.of India Studies; Faculty Director, Chadha Center for Global India

Event details:

12:00-12:30: Lunch provided (registration required). Please register here.

12:30-1:30: Lecture

Location: Friend Center Convocation Room 113

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