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  • Social and physical analysis of vulnerable buildings in the historic centre in relation to the vulnerable urban fabric in the city of Barcelona 

    Vima Grau, Sara; Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development, 2019)
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    In a context of regression after the financial crisis of 2008, socio residential vulnerability is one of the rising challenges for historic centres when addressing the interaction between vulnerable resident population and ...
  • Teaching of architectural rehabilitation in a global sense: physical rehabilitation and social and urban regeneration 

    Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar; Vima Grau, Sara (2019)
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    The analysis of the social reality and the problems related to housing has become a necessary objective on the part of public administrations in recent years. Recent R&D contracts between the administrations and the ...
  • Assessment of the residential building stock in the vulnerable areas in the city of Barcelona 

    Cornadó Bardón, Còssima; Vima Grau, Sara; Garcia-Almirall, M. Pilar (Gangemi Editore, 2019)
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    In the framework of addressing the geographical redistribution of wealth, the council of the city of Barcelona has undertaken several studies on the urban and residential impact of the raising economic and social inequalities ...
  • 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

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