Modelling and mapping urban soils

Jetse Stoorvogel*, I. van Manen, V.I. Vasenev

*Corresponding author for this work

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Urbanization is an important trend in global land cover change and seriously impacts the soil resources. However, there is no clear definition for urban areas. As a result estimates of urbanization and its effects on soil resources vary widely. Urbanization can be modelled in different ways with a specific focus on environmental conditions, temporal dynamics and spatial patterns. The processes underlying urbanization require a hybrid approach that combines the different methods. Similarly, the unique conditions of the urban environment require specific surveying techniques for the soil resources. The global debate on urbanization and its environmental impacts calls for a rapid standardization of definitions and methodologies to come with proper information on rates and impacts.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMegacities 2050
Subtitle of host publicationEnvironmental Consequences of Urbanization
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783319705576
ISBN (Print)9783319705569
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2018
Externally publishedYes
EventVI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development - Moscow, Russian Federation
Duration: 12 Sept 201614 Sept 2016
Conference number: 6

Publication series

SeriesSpringer Geography


ConferenceVI International Conference on Landscape Architecture to Support City Sustainable Development
Abbreviated titleICLASCSD 2016
Country/TerritoryRussian Federation
Internet address


  • Land cover modelling
  • Soil classification
  • Soil survey


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