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CPGIS Educational Webinars on “Spatiotemporal Study of Urban Dynamics"

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This webinar series focus on the spatiotemporal study of urban dynamics with talks on theories, data, methods, tools, and empirical studies

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CPGIS Educational Webinar Series : “Spatiotemporal Study of Urban Dynamics”

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, Feb 25-May 20, 2021 (US Eastern Time)


 International Association of Chinese Professionals in Geographical Information Sciences

 NSF Spatiotemporal Innovation Center

 Urban Institute, Tsinghua University

 School of Geography, Jiangxi Normal University

 China Data Institute & Future Data Lab

 Journal of Computational Urban Science


9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, Feb 25, 2021 (US EDT)

“Tracking and modeling diseases in urban spaces”, Dr. Xun Shi, Dartmouth College

Chair: Hui Lin, Jiangxi Normal University

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, Mar 11, 2021 (US EDT)

“Computational Urban Science”, Dr. Xinyue Ye, Texas A&M University

Chair: Qiusheng Wu, University of Tennessee

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, Mar 25, 2021 (US EDT)

“Measuring place connectivity using big social media data“, Dr. Zhenlong Li, University of South Carolina

Chair: Song Gao, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, April 8, 2021 (US EDT)

“Global urban land dynamics monitoring”, Dr. Peng Gong, University of Hong Kong

Chair: CuiZhen Wang, University of South Carolina

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, April 22, 2021 (US EDT)

“Deep learning and process understanding for data-driven urban prediction”, Dr. Feng Zhang, Zhejiang University

Chair: Min Chen, Nanjing Normal University

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, May 6, 2021 (US EDT)

“Impacts of Ride-hailing on Urban Mobility”。Dr. Hui Kong, University of Minnesota

Chair: Fan Zhang, MIT

9:00PM-10:00 PM, Thursday, May 20, 2021 (US EDT)

“Utilizing spatiotemporal computing to address air quality and urban heat problems”, Dr. Chaowei Yang, Georgia Mason University

Chair: Wendy Guan, Harvard University


With the increased population, continuously propelling of urbanization and climate change, cities are facing unprecedented challenges regarding various safety, security, and health issues. Meanwhile, the increasing penetration of digital technologies is changing the way we perceive cities. This bi-weekly webinar series will focus on the spatiotemporal study of urban dynamics with invited talks on theories, data, methods, tools, and empirical studies of urban growth and safety in environment, public health, disaster, public security, crime, etc. The webinars are open to the public.

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