The present contribution is about a preliminary study of the evolution of Niamey city (Niger) during last decades. Such research is part of an UNICOO project (funded by the University of Turin) and connected to the Edulink Cooperation Project (R.U.S.S.A.D.E.), a multidisciplinary project between Italy, Niger, Burquina Faso and Tchad funded on ACP- EU cooperation program in Higher Education and leaded by CISAO (Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Scientific Cooperation with the Sahel and West Africa countries). Recent advances in remote sensing, both in satellite hardware technology and image availability development, provide opportunities image collection and multitemporal analysis on urban form and size that can be useful for policy and planning. Some opportunities for, and limitations on, monitoring urban growth using remote sensing data are shown in the present contribution; moreover examples of environmental impacts of urban growth, as monitored with remote sensing, are provided in order to define future development of dumps and quarries and its environmental impacts on Niamey city.

Monitoring of Urban Growth and its Related Environmental Impacts: Niamey Case Study (Niger)

PEROTTI, Luigi;DINO, Giovanna Antonella;LASAGNA, Manuela;DE LUCA, Domenico
2016

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The present contribution is about a preliminary study of the evolution of Niamey city (Niger) during last decades. Such research is part of an UNICOO project (funded by the University of Turin) and connected to the Edulink Cooperation Project (R.U.S.S.A.D.E.), a multidisciplinary project between Italy, Niger, Burquina Faso and Tchad funded on ACP- EU cooperation program in Higher Education and leaded by CISAO (Interdepartmental Centre for Research and Scientific Cooperation with the Sahel and West Africa countries). Recent advances in remote sensing, both in satellite hardware technology and image availability development, provide opportunities image collection and multitemporal analysis on urban form and size that can be useful for policy and planning. Some opportunities for, and limitations on, monitoring urban growth using remote sensing data are shown in the present contribution; moreover examples of environmental impacts of urban growth, as monitored with remote sensing, are provided in order to define future development of dumps and quarries and its environmental impacts on Niamey city.
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http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/18766102
Environmental impacts; GIS; Niger; Quarries; Satellite Images; Energy (all)
Perotti, Luigi; Dino, Giovanna Antonella; Lasagna, Manuela; Moussa, Konaté; Spadafora, Francesco; Yadji, Guero; Dan-Badjo, Abdourahamane Tankari; De Luca, Domenico
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