WUDAPT Workshop was held in CUHK on 5–6 Dec 2016

An international urban database that will aid researchers in obtaining information for their studies on housing supply planning and balanced urban development was launched at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) on December 5, 2016 (Monday).

The World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT) is an international initiative to improve the acquisition, storage and dissemination of urban morphological data. The open database decomposes cities into neighbourhoods and maps their forms and uses with simple but standardised classifications to obtain a visual overview of climate sensitive areas.

The launch and the subsequent two-day workshop till December 5, 2016 (Tuesday) are co-organised by CUHK, University College Dublin, the University of North Carolina and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

The launching ceremony on Monday morning was attended by Acting Secretary for Environment Ms Christine Loh, Professor Gerald Mills of University College Dublin, Professor Alexander Baklanov of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), Dr Martino Pesaresi of Group on Earth Observations (GEO), Professor Ng, Professor Ren, and other experts. The workshop sees leading professionals of the field exchange their latest studies, ideas and applications developed for the initiative.