Urban forests along Sydney transport corridors: the possible role of LiDAR in future planning and management

M-Z Wang, J. R. Merrick, M. Amati

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    Abstract

    In the context of expanding urbanisation, climate change and peak oil, the maintenance and extension of connected vegetation corridors has become an essential component of urban planning and environmental management. In addition to ecological benefits, urban forests improve air quality, save on energy (cooling and heating) and mitigate greenhouse emissions. As part of broader studies on the use of Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) technology in urban tree management, the work reported here focuses on initial surveys of urban forests bordering two highway corridors in Sydney. These are used to demonstrate the potential and technical aspects of working with LiDAR in densely developed areas. Aspects of planning and management for urban forests are briefly discussed. Limitations of resolution of this technology and new ways in which LiDAR might be utilised are suggested.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationANZAPS 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools 2012 Conference
    EditorsAndrew Butt, Melissa Kennedy
    Place of PublicationBendigo, VIC
    PublisherCommunity Planning and Development Program, La Trobe University
    Pages228-236
    Number of pages9
    ISBN (Print)9780987342928
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventAustralia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools : Conference 2012 - Bendigo, VIC
    Duration: 21 Sep 201223 Sep 2012

    Conference

    ConferenceAustralia and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools : Conference 2012
    CityBendigo, VIC
    Period21/09/1223/09/12

    Keywords

    • urban forests
    • urban forests planning
    • remote sensing technologies
    • improved management strategies
    • public areas

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