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Geography and Environmental Science

Research project: MAUPP (Modelling and forecasting African Urban Population Patterns) - Dormant

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The project MAUPP ( M odelling and forecasting A frican U rban P opulation P atterns for vulnerability assessments and health) is a four-year research project (2014-2018) funded by the STEREO-III program of the Belgian Science Policy (BELSPO).

Start date: 1/6/2014
End date: 31/03/2019

The main objective of MAUPP is to develop models and forecasts to improve our knowledge of sub-Saharan African urban population patterns for a wider usage of urban population distribution datasets in vulnerability and health assessments. The MAUPP project aims to contribute to the WorldPop open access archive of spatial demographic datasets.

Built-up and population maps at moderate spatial resolution (12.5m) will be produced for 48 african cities and for five distinct years: 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010 and 2015. Very high spatial resolution built-up and population maps will also be produced for 3 cities: Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso), Dakar (Senegal) and Saint-Louis (Senegal).


Related research groups

Population, Health and Wellbeing (PHeW)
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