GDSL signed an international partnership on urban morphometric analysis

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We are pleased to announce a memorandum of understanding focused on ‘Research & Development in Urban Morphometric Analysis’, between the Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool and the University of Twente (NL), the University of Côte d’Azur (FR), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (FR) and the University of Strathclyde (UK). 

The newly formed research cluster will combine forces in the quantitative study of the built environment spreading from morphological studies of sustainability and resilience of urban form to artificial intelligence employing satellite imagery to analyse informality in the Global South. 

The University of Twente, represented by the Faculty of Geo-Information Science and Earth Observation and Dr Monika Kuffer, are the world-leading experts in remote sensing in the context of informal development. The University of Côte d’Azur and the French National Centre for Scientific Research join the cluster via the ESPACE research laboratory led by Dr Giovanni Fusco. The ESPACE laboratory is a multi-thematic research unit whose major fields of research are space-nature-society interactions around environmental issues and urban systems, theories, models, and spatial analysis methods. The University of Strathclyde is represented by the Urban Design Studies Unit led by prof Sergio Porta whose main research aim is to pursue an evidence-based understanding of how cities work and develop in time as a matter of sustainable urban planning combining physical and socio-economic aspects. 

We are thrilled to be a part of this group and look forward to strengthening the collaboration and exchanging ideas on cities and their analysis.