12th March 2015
MOPT | CEG-IGOT | ULisboa (Amph. 4)
Advances in computing and more and better data, led to a new wave of spatial models during the second half of XX century, and set them crucial to decision making and urban and land use planning. In fact, one of the main issues of our forebears was the lack of spatial data. Today, “big data” translate the tide of information that overwhelms us. GIS and spatial modeling are tools that allow us to get knowledge to deal with this issue. Although conservatism still prevails in urban and land use planning we are reaching a turning point where digital data collection and analysis is pivotal to spatial planning related fields.
This conference aims at:
- Stimulating the discussion on theoretical and applied research in spatial modeling as well as quantitative and qualitative analysis of spatial and temporal data for spatial planning
- Discussing new (revisited) data and methods, their complexity and their potential for urban and land use planning
- Bridging the gap between practical problems solving and curiosity driven science.