Novel atlas shows vast urban infrastructure divide between Global South and Global North

New data from an international research team adds another dimension — literally — to understanding the economic and environmental impacts of how cities are built. Using satellite mapping, researchers measured the height of built-up infrastructure in urban areas across the globe, which could improve projections of energy use and emissions and inform city planning and economic development efforts, including progression toward the United Nations sustainable development goals.

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