Amy PHILLIPS

Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Department of Geography
Room F.4.69
Pleinlaan 2
1050 Brussels | Belgium

Phone: 
+32-2-629 37 83

Having completed my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Geography with specialization in Geographic Information Science, I joined the Cartography and GIS research group in January, 2019 to further develop my research skills. 

My interests are in urban greening, remote sensing of urban areas, and environmental justice in cities.

My PhD research will assess Cultural Ecosystem Services provided by small urban green spaces in Brussels and the potential for implementation of Nature Based Solutions in the city to provide a more equitable spread of urban green and the ecosystem services they provide.  

My research interests include urban greening, urban remote sensing, and environmental justice in cities.

I believe GIS provides powerful techniques to understand the dynamics of urban areas, which allow us to target adaptation and regeneration projects in order to create a more equitable city.

I am particularly interested in combining GIS with ground data, both quantitative and qualitative, to develop a more complete picture of the research topic at hand and to assess the capabilities and limitations of implemented GIS models.

"Urban tree inventory in the Massachusetts Asian Longhorned Beetle Regulation Zone: Integrating field plot, IKONOS-2 and LIDAR data" - Amy Phillips - Clark University, John Rogan, Arthur Elmes, Deborah Martin