Urban Expansion Observatory
MES has developed a research centre, Urban Expansion Observatory, in conjunction with New York University Stern School of Business.
The project aims to measure the quality of expansion in urban areas from 1990-2010 using high-resolution imagery, in order to measure the quality of urban expansion in the fringe areas of 200 global cities. The outputs from the digitization was analysed to obtain various urban indicators. Data analysis and consequential new research developments was presented at the United Nations Habitat III Conference in October 2016. website: uxo.mes.ac.in