Peilei Fan Presents NASA LCLUC SARI Webinar: Divergent Local Responses to Globalization

Fri, September 4, 2020 11:00 AM at Webinar

Join a NASA Land-Cover and Land-Use Change (LCLUC) South/Southeast Asia Research Initiative (SARI) Webinar featuring Dr. Peilei Fan. Fan holds a joint research appointment at the Center for Global Change and Earth Observations, the Department of Geography, Environment, and Spatial Sciences, and the School of Planning, Design, and Construction, at Michigan State University (MSU).  She will be presenting her LCLUC project titled "Divergent local responses to globalization: Urbanization, land transition, and environmental changes in Southeast Asia".

Peilei Fan

This webinar will introduce a new LCLUC project that focuses on the impacts of globalization on urbanization, land transition and environmental changes in Southeast Asia.  Globalization has been recognized as one of the most significant driving forces of land transitions in Southeast Asia. It includes flows of commodity (international trade), capital (foreign direct investment (FDI)), money (remittance and overseas aid), and people (rural-urban migration, and international workers, and tourists).  Our objective is to examine how diverse local responses to globalization affected land transitions, particularly urbanization, and urban environmental changes across 7 SEA countries, i.e., Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam and 12 case cities.  We will evaluate urban land changes, including volumetric change, and its coupled relationships with other types of land from 1990s to 2020s, analyzing how globalization leads to hot spots of land transitions.  We will extract urban green space, surface air pollution data, and urban heat island and examine how their spatio-temporal patterns have been associated with urban land transformation and socio-economic activities, especially those related to local responses to globalization in selected case cities.  We will also use two models to analyze the relationships of globalization, urbanization, and the environmental changes, ie., partial least squares structural equations and a driving force-flow-land transition-effect-feedback (DFLEF) model.  This project integrates remotely sensed measurements with LCLUC, atmospheric models, and socioeconomic analysis and assists Southeast Asia to cope strategically with urban, land, and environmental changes under globalization.

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