The development of linked databases and environmental modelling systems for decision-making in London

Royse, K.R.; Bricker, S.H.; Jackson, C.R.; Kingdon, A. ORCID:; Hughes, A.G.. 2015 The development of linked databases and environmental modelling systems for decision-making in London. In: Lollino, Giorgio; Manconi, Andrea; Culshaw, Martin; Bobrowsky, Peter; Luino, Fabio, (eds.) Engineering geology for society and territory. Volume 5, urban geology, sustainable planning and landscape exploitation. Springer, 1195-1199.

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A basic requirement for a city's growth is the availability of land, raw material and water. For continued and sustainable development of today’s cities we must be able to meet these basic requirements whilst being mindful of the environment and its relationship with anthropogenic activity. The heterogeneous and complex nature of urban systems where there are obvious environmental and anthropogenic inter-dependencies necessitates a more holistic approach to decision-making. New developments such as linked databases of environmental data and integrated environmental modelling systems provide new ways of organising cross-disciplinary information and a means to apply this to explain, explore and predict the urban systems response to environmental change. In this paper we show how, accessibility to linked databases, detailed understanding of the geology and integrated environmental modelling solutions has the potential to provide decision-makers and policy developers with the science based information needed to understand and address these challenges.

Item Type: Publication - Book Section
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ISBN: 978-3-319-09048-1
NORA Subject Terms: Earth Sciences
Date made live: 29 Sep 2014 13:27 +0 (UTC)

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