Speech title Urban greenspace signatures and vulnerability to typhoon Speaker Dr. Nguyen, Kim-Anh Present positions Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research
Kim-Anh NGUYEN recieved the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Geodesy and Geography from the Hanoi University of Minging and Geology and Hanoi University of Science, Vietnam National University in 2007 and 2011, respectively. She recieved Ph.D. degree in the Graduate Institute of Hydrological and Oceanic Sciences, National Central University, Taiwan in 2017. From 2008 to 2014, she was a researcher in the Institute of Geography, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology. In 2017, Dr. Nguyen is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Center for Space and Remote Sensing Research, National Central University, Taiwan. In recent 5 years, she was the author of three books, 12 articles, 8 IEEE conference papers and more than 50 international conference presentations and invited speeches. She received paper awards and young scientist awards/grants from 12 international societies and conferences, including American Academy of Sciences, AGU, IEEE GRSS, APEC, EGU, AOGS ... Her academic and research interests are in eco-environmental vulnerability evaluation, urban heat island in relation with land use/land cover transformation to provide strategical information about ecological and environmental background for designing suitable policy measures to improve and restore environment; enhancement of understanding of natural disasters to assist mitigation, adaption, and management in response to their consequent risks; and optimization of urban greenspace management to creat a better and higher quality living environment for the human beings. Dr. Nguyen is currently a guest editor of Remote Sensing Special Issue, Sustainability Special Issue and a reviewer for high quality journals, such as Science of the Total Environment, Ecological Indicators, Remote Sensing, TGRS, and JSTARS. Dr. Nguyen is a member of AGU, JPGU, and IEEE GRSS and a social media ambassador of IEEE GRSS since Jan. 2019.
Greenspace is a nature-based solution in many aspects in urban areas facing the challenges brought up by human-made and natural disturbances, which have been unprecedently amplified under the context of fast evolving urban sprawl and climate change in recent years. Urban greenspace includes parks, gardens, and street trees that can be helpful to the citizens to facilitate physical activities and social connection, and mitigate stressful environmental extremes, such as summer heat wave, torrential rainfall, flood, urban heat island, degraded air quality, and excessive noise pollution. This speech will present the investigation of urban greenspace over six major cities in Taiwan by using Sentinel-2 MSI data in the recent years. Features of typhoons that made landfall over or had significant influence on Taiwan in the past decades will be revealed. A vulnerability assessment framework that utilize 21 essential indicators distributed into three domains, namely hazard, exposure/sensitivity and adaptive capacity will be introduced to uncover the urban greenspace vulnerability to typhoons for the cities of concern. Knowledge gained from the results of this work has implications to improve the management of urban greenspace and elevate the living environment and standard of the citizens.