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  • Data taking and quality control for complex surveys: Case study Sagrada Familia 

    Corso Sarmiento, Juan Manuel; Casals Fernandez, Jordi; Marco Bercero, Adrià; López Jiménez, Daniel; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (2018)
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    This article proposes a methodology to make the survey of complex and high buildings, with the Antoni Gaudi’s Sagrada Familia (Fachada del Nacimiento) as case of study, with high resolution Topography, Terrain Laser Scanner ...
  • Spain’s evolving ‘political’ commitment to urban rehabilitation : the public policy endorsement of innovative brownfield planning practise 

    Burns, Malcolm (Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, 2011)
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    The international concern for the treatment of land as a unique resource worthy of preservation from unnecessary development pressures, in a similar way to the preservation of energy sources and water, has been gathering ...
  • Green areas and urban heat island: Combining remote sensed data with ground observations 

    Roca Cladera, Josep; Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Batlle Durany, Enric (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018)
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    Climate Change is now an undisputed fact (IPCC, 2007). There is a broad consensus on fact that cities have a special role in Climate Change, occupying an especially relevant role in Urban Heat Island (Oke, 1973). This ...
  • The urbanization impact in China: A prospective model (1992-2025) 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018)
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    The gradual spread of urbanization, the phenomenon known under the term urban sprawl, has become one of the paradigms that have characterized the urban development since the second half of the twentieth century and early ...
  • Can urban design mitigate the UHI effect? 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018)
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    The Land Surface Temperature (LST) plays a key role in the generation of the Urban Heat Island (UHI), representing a determining factor of the radiation of the surface and the exchange of energy and control the distribution ...
  • Planning and urban climate: the example of the metropolitan area of Barcelona 

    Arellano Ramos, Blanca; Roca Cladera, Josep; Biere Arenas, Rolando Mauricio (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2018)
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    Cities have a special role in Climate Change (CC). According to the Center for Human Settlements (UNHABITAT) cities stand for 75% of global energy consumption, as well as 80% of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG). The contribution ...
  • Morphological analysis of Lloret de Mar: a GIS and TLS analysis of the historical centre 

    Marambio Castillo, Alejandro Esteban; Corso Sarmiento, Juan Manuel; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (The European Regional Science Association, 2011)
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    This contribution presents a morphological analysis of the historical centre of Lloret de Mar based in GIS technologies and a TLS survey. Today, the image of Lloret is strongly rooted in a reality based on the ...
  • The relation between energy consumption and developed land; a model for the metropolitan area of Barcelona 

    Cerdà Troncoso, Jorge Francisco; Romano Grullón, Ramona Yraida; Pérez Prieto, Claudia Beatriz; Roca Cladera, Josep (The European Regional Science Association, 2011)
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    The study of the developed land and the energy consumption is part of a main project, which objective is the development of a model for the evaluation of the environmental and energy efficiency of the interaction (mobility) ...
  • A model to evaluate the environmental and energetic efficiency of the territorial functionality (transport and activity location) 

    Cerdà Troncoso, Jorge Francisco; Marmolejo Duarte, Carlos Ramiro; Roca Cladera, Josep (The European Regional Science Association, 2011)
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    The main objective of the study is the development of a model for the evaluation of the environmental and energy efficiency of the interaction (mobility) and land use structure (called as
  • A quantitative method to measure and characterize the daily functionality of cities 

    Cerdà Troncoso, Jorge Francisco (The European Regional Science Association, 2011)
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    The daily functionality is the form of how people satisfy their needs in the different activities inside the city, throughout the day. Various scientific disciplines cover the matter, but they ...
  • Immigrant population in Barcelona: residential characteristics and use of public space 

    Gutiérrez Valdivia, Blanca Alexandra; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; Ciocoletto, Adriana; Muxí Martínez, Zaida (2010)
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    The arrival of numerous immigrant populations in the last decade is causing deep changes in the physical and social morphology of the Spanish cities. This population locates in specific areas of our cities and has distinct ...
  • Defining urban and rural areas: a new approach 

    Roca Cladera, Josep; Arellano Ramos, Blanca (International Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE), 2017)
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    The separation between the countryside and the city, from rural and urban areas, has been one of the central themes of the literature on urban and territorial studies. The seminal work of Kingsley Davis in the 1950s ...

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