Modelling and Mapping Urban Soils

  • J. J. StoorvogelEmail author
  • I. van Manen
  • V. I. Vasenev
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Geography book series (SPRINGERGEOGR)


Urbanization is an important trend in global land cover change and seriously impacts the soil resources. However, there is no clear definition for urban areas. As a result estimates of urbanization and its effects on soil resources vary widely. Urbanization can be modelled in different ways with a specific focus on environmental conditions, temporal dynamics and spatial patterns. The processes underlying urbanization require a hybrid approach that combines the different methods. Similarly, the unique conditions of the urban environment require specific surveying techniques for the soil resources. The global debate on urbanization and its environmental impacts calls for a rapid standardization of definitions and methodologies to come with proper information on rates and impacts.


Soil survey Land cover modelling Soil classification 



The publication was prepared with the support of the “RUDN University program 5-100”. The project was partly supported by RFBR projects Nos 15-34-70003, 15-54-53117 and 16-34-00398 and Russian Science Foundation project No 14-27-00133.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. J. Stoorvogel
    • 1
    Email author
  • I. van Manen
    • 1
  • V. I. Vasenev
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Soil Geography and Landscape GroupWageningen UniversityWageningenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.Agrarian-Technological InstitutePeoples’ Friendship University of RussiaMoscowRussia

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