Dr. Richard Sliuzas
Ricghard's research interests and activities are focused around the use of geo-spatial technologies in spatial planning for sustainable urban development. Issues related to urban informality and urban poverty alleviation and the relationship between spatial planning and disasters play an important role in his work. He is currently coordinator of the Resilience and Risks Management Strategiis thematic group of AESOP. He is now supervising PhD students working on spatial planning and sustainable urban development. The foci of these studies are: slum mapping methods with very high resolution satellite images in Ahmedabad and Kisumu, slum upgrading and governance in Ahmedabad, land use and transport integration in Hanoi and Wuhan, social-ecological resilience in Rafsanjan, Iran. He has supervised PhD’s working on disasters and urban spatial planning issues in Lalitpur, Nepal and Medellin, Colombia; participatory spatial planning tools in Tripoli, Lebanon; spatial planning and surface water management in Wuhan, China; Economic cluster development in Beijing, China and Urban village development in Shenzhen, China.