Green areas and shadow inside cities
Green areas and shadowed regions are important spaces, significantly influencing the well-being of citizens. The amount of vegetation describes the suitability of areas for recreational purposes and serves as major carbon sink. Areas covered by shadow can particularly contribute to light deficiency. Especially shadows being cast from tall buildings in narrow urban canyons can create regions without direct sunlight throughout the year. Thus, both features affect the health -positively and negatively- of people in urban environments. Corresponding statistics acquired by the usage of remote sensing data are relevant for city planners as well as retailers and other stake holders.