[Kenyan Chapter] Monitoring Change in Urban Green Areas and Tree Cover using Satellite Imagery

Local Chapter Nairobi, Kenya Chapter

Coordinated by Kenya ,

Project background.

Nairobi city is globally admired and even termed the Green City in the Sun.

Over the years, however, the urban heat island effect has come into force. This is partially attributed to increase in greenhouse gas emissions and a decrease in tree cover as urban encroachment into forested areas ensues. Having this in mind, developing a workflow that can enable us to monitor change in the urban green areas is paramount and promises to be of use to local government and policymakers that could take the results from this project to make cities like Nairobi more green and sustainable.

Project plan.

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