2020 Plenary 2021-4: Importance of Statistics in Urban Planning and Development


Wednesday, 21 April 2021: 14:00-15:30 UTC

Importance of Statistics in Urban Planning and Development (Lubna Naz organizer)

Title: Importance of Statistics in Urban Planning and Development

Summary: According to the statistics of the United Nations, presently half of the world’s population lives in urban areas, and the anticipation is that it will make up two-thirds by 2050. The increase in the scale of urbanization comes up with a myriad of challenges: affordable housing, effective management of water supply and solid waste, well-connected transportation system, environmental hazards, and employment generation. The advanced statistical techniques are applied to the data on urban issues to provide critical input appropriately in the context of urban planning and development. The session will be organized by Dr. Lubna Naz, KU-LISA Karachi University, Pakistan.

This plenary session includes three lectures about the importance of statistics in Urban Planning and Development:

Lecture 1: Climate Change, Statistics and Urban Planning by Prof. Carla Almeida Vivacqua, Laboratory of Applied Statistics - Laboratório de Estatística Aplicada (LEA), Department of Statistics, Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (UFRN), Natal-RN, Brazil.

Lecture 2: An ARDL Bounds Test Approach to Urbanization: The Case of Turkey by Yakub ARI (Ph.D.), Department of Economics, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Turkey.

Lecture 3: Urban Planning and Geospatial Statistics by AGUNBIADE, Muyiwa Elijah (Ph.D.), Senior Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University of Lagos.