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Urban metabolism and climate change: a planning support system

Blecic, Ivan and Cecchini, Arnaldo and Falk, Matthias and Marras, Serena and Pyles, Rex David and Spano, Donatella Emma Ignazia and Trunfio, Giuseppe Andrea (2014) Urban metabolism and climate change: a planning support system. Interrnational Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, Vol. 26 , p. 447-457. ISSN 0303-2434. eISSN 1872-826X. Article.

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DOI: 10.1016/j.jag.2013.08.006


Patterns of urban development influence flows of material and energy within urban settlements and exchanges with its surrounding. In recent years the quantitative estimation of the components of the so-called urban metabolism has increasingly attracted the attention of researchers from different fields. To contribute to this effort we developed a modelling framework for estimating the carbon exchanges together with sensible and latent heat fluxes and air temperature in relation to alternative land-use scenarios. The framework bundles three components: (i) a Cellular Automata model for the simulation of the urban land-use dynamics; (ii) a transportation model for estimating the variation of the transportation network load and (iii) the Advanced Canopy-Atmosphere-Soil Algorithm (ACASA) model tightly coupled with the mesoscale weather forecasting model WRF. We present and discuss the results of an example application on the City of Florence.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:9769
Uncontrolled Keywords:Urban metabolism, climate change, urban sustainability, cellular automata, CO2, urban planning
Subjects:Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/22 Estimo
Area 09 - Ingegneria industriale e dell'informazione > ING-INF/05 Sistemi di elaborazione delle informazioni
Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/03 Arboricoltura generale e coltivazioni arboree
Area 08 - Ingegneria civile e Architettura > ICAR/20 Architettura e pianificazione urbanistica
Divisions:001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Scienze della Natura e del Territorio
001 Università di Sassari > 01-a Nuovi Dipartimenti dal 2012 > Architettura, Design e Urbanistica > LMNT-Laboratorio di Scienza dei Materiali e NanoTecnologie
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