Earth Observations Toolkit for Sustainable Cities and Human Settlements

Start Date:
Jan. 27, 2022
End Date:
Feb. 10, 2022
In this 3-part training program, participants will be introduced to resources that can be applied in policy areas that are important to resilient and sustainable cities, such as sustainable urban planning, adequate housing, access to public transport, and access to public spaces.
Targeted Audience:
This training is primarily intended for local government and municipality authorities, national governments, urban resilience networks and city fora, United Nations agencies with policy mandates related to cities and human settlements (e.g., UN Habitat, UN DRR, UNESCO, UNFCCC), the United Nations Statistical Division (UNSD), as well as the non-public sector including small, medium and micro-sized enterprises with responsibilities in providing cities with solutions and services.
Expected Outcomes:
After participating in the training, attendees will be able to: • Understand the value and usefulness of Earth observations to monitor and report on urban Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators and the New Urban Agenda. • Learn from inspiring examples of cities using Earth observations for SDG 11 (sustainable cities and human settlements) and the New Urban Agenda. • Understand how to apply Earth observation-based Toolkit resources to enhance urban resilience and improve decisions regarding: • Planning, including informal settlements, open spaces for public use, access to public transport, urban greening. • Monitoring, such as for air quality, or land consumption. • Operational preparedness, including for example for emergency response to different types of hazards.
NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
NASA Applied Remote Sensing Training Program (ARSET)
Format/Training Type:
Online Course, Workshop
English, Spanish
Application Deadline:
Feb. 10, 2022
Contact Name:
Brock Blevins
Contact Email:
No Fees
Thematic Area:
Urban Development
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