The nominating institution German Aerospace Center on the project:

It is a challenge to provide adequate living for a rapidly growing urban population. To cope with population influx, demographic shifts and climate change requires functioning and resilient cities. Here, a combination of Big Earth Data, AI and modern ICT can help make better and faster decisions — to ensure urbanisation leaves nobody behind.

Tags: Artificial Intelligence, Digitalisation, Environment & Nature, Future/green cities, Resilience, Space and the Universe

Thomas Esch

German Aerospace Center (DLR)

Dr. Thomas Esch was involved in over 30 international projects and co-leads Global Urban Observation and Information. Esch is assistant lecturer at the Hochschule für Technik in Stuttgart, Germany and working at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). His research has contributed to more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, 25 book chapters and 200 conferences.

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