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dc.contributor.authorNadal, Ana
dc.contributor.authorAlamús, Ramón
dc.contributor.authorPipia, Luca
dc.contributor.authorRuiz García, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorCorbera, Jordi
dc.contributor.authorCuerva Contreras, Eva
dc.contributor.authorRieradevall Pons, Joan
dc.contributor.authorJosa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental
dc.identifier.citationNadal, A., Alamús, R., Pipia, L., Ruiz , A., Corbera, J., Cuerva, E., Rieradevall, J., Josa, A. Urban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors. "Science of the total environment", 1 Desembre 2017, vol. 601-602, p. 1-15.
dc.description.abstractThe integration of rooftop greenhouses (RTGs) in urban buildings is a practice that is becoming increasingly important in the world for their contribution to food security and sustainable development. However, the supply of tools and procedures to facilitate their implementation at the city scale is limited and laborious. This work aims to develop a specific and automated methodology for identifying the feasibility of implementation of rooftop greenhouses in non-residential urban areas, using airborne sensors. The use of Light Detection and Ranging (LIDAR) and Long Wave Infrared (LWIR) data and the Leica ALS50-II and TASI-600 sensors allow for the identification of some building roof parameters (area, slope, materials, and solar radiation) to determine the potential for constructing a RTG. This development represents an improvement in time and accuracy with respect to previous methodology, where all the relevant information must be acquired manually. The methodology has been applied and validated in a case study corresponding to a non-residential urban area in the industrial municipality of Rubí, Barcelona (Spain). Based on this practical application, an area of 36,312 m2 out of a total area of 1,243,540 m2 of roofs with ideal characteristics for the construction of RTGs was identified. This area can produce approximately 600 tons of tomatoes per year, which represents the average yearly consumption for about 50% of Rubí total population. The use of this methodology also facilitates the decision making process in urban agriculture, allowing a quick identification of optimal surfaces for the future implementation of urban agriculture in housing. It also opens new avenues for the use of airborne technology in environmental topics in cities.
dc.format.extent15 p.
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Energies::Recursos energètics renovables
dc.subject.lcshCities and towns--Technological innovations
dc.subject.lcshUrban agriculture
dc.subject.lcshCity planning--Technological innovations
dc.subject.otherCities sustainability
dc.subject.otherurban agriculture
dc.subject.otherdood security
dc.subject.otheramart cities
dc.subject.othercertical farming
dc.subject.otherindustrial parks
dc.titleUrban planning and agriculture. Methodology for assessing rooftop greenhouse potential of non-residential areas using airborne sensors
dc.subject.lemacPolítica urbana
dc.subject.lemacCiutats -- Innovacions tecnològiques
dc.subject.lemacUrbanisme -- Aspectes ambientals
dc.subject.lemacAgricultura urbana
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. GRIC - Grup de Recerca i Innovació de la Construcció
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MECMAT - Mecànica de Materials
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (author's final draft)
upcommons.citation.authorNadal, A.; Alamús, R.; Pipia, L.; Ruiz, A.; Corbera, J.; Cuerva, E.; Rieradevall, J.; Josa, A.
upcommons.citation.publicationNameScience of the total environment

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