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Luca Salvati      
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Luca Salvati published an article in April 2018.
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Agostino Ferrara

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University of Basilicata

Paolo Ascenzi

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Giuseppe Maina

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Umberto Albert

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Tertiarization and land use change: The case of Italy Piero Esposito, Fabrizio Patriarca, Luca Salvati Published: 01 April 2018
Economic Modelling, doi: 10.1016/j.econmod.2017.12.002
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In this paper we investigate the effect of the tertiarization process on urbanization-driven land consumption and the extent to which it can explain the complex relationship between growth and environment. We disentangle the role of economic growth from that of changes in the economic structure by augmenting an EKC relation and take into account heterogeneous responses between metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. To this purpose, we use a panel approach on a dataset of Italian provinces (NUTS-3) sampled every ten years between 1960 and 2010. We find that tertiarization has contained the land consumption process explaining approximately one third of its total slowdown. We also find that a U-shaped EKC relation between land consumption and economic development exists but it is mostly driven by metropolitan areas. In other provinces the relation is L-shaped. From the policy point of view, we show that economic growth per sé seems unable to contain land consumption. Fostering the tertiarization process can sustain more compact and concentrated urbanization models.
Article 0 Reads 1 Citation Estimating Water Consumption and Irrigation Requirements in a Long-Established Mediterranean Rural Community by Remote S... Pere Serra, Luca Salvati, Enric Queralt, Cristian Pin, Oscar... Published: 12 April 2016
Irrigation and Drainage, doi: 10.1002/ird.1978
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The present study illustrates an original methodology for estimating irrigation requirements and quantifying real water consumption in a long-established Mediterranean rural community (Delta Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain), combining data from remote sensing, field mapping and in situ measurements. Because of land fragmentation and crop diversification, SPOT-5 imagery was used, given its spatial and temporal resolution and spectral attributes. Simultaneously, four flow meters were installed in two representative locations to measure water inputs and outputs every 5 min. Conveyance and irrigation efficiency were estimated for the entire irrigation community. The average conveyance efficiency was 46.8% and the classical and net irrigation efficiency reached 26.4 and 59.8%, respectively, with half of the water volume (55% or 3.2 hm3) returned to the river or diverted to wetlands, the maximum percentage of estimated error being about 3.4%. These results indicate an exceptionally high water loss rate due to the irrigation system (flooding), the ageing conveyance network and urban infrastructure breakdown. The applied protocol proved useful for monitoring low-efficiency irrigation systems in small communities experiencing intense urban and industrial pressures. Copyright © 2016 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.RÉSUMÉLa présente étude illustre une méthodologie originale pour estimer les besoins d'irrigation et de quantification de la consommation réelle d'eau dans une communauté rurale établie de longue date en Méditerranée (delta du Llobregat, Barcelone, Espagne), combinant des données de télédétection, de la cartographie sur le terrain et des mesures in situ. En raison de la fragmentation des terres et de la diversification des cultures, l'imagerie SPOT-5 a été utilisée en raison de ses résolutions spatiales, temporelles et spectrales. Simultanément, quatre débitmètres ont été installés dans deux endroits représentatifs pour mesurer toutes les 5 minutes les débits entrants et sortants. Le transport et l'efficacité de l'irrigation ont été estimés pour toute la communauté d'irrigation. L'efficacité de transport moyen était de 46.8% et l'efficacité de l'irrigation classique et nette ont atteint 26.4 et 59.8%, la moitié du volume d'eau (55%, soit 3.2 hm3) est retournée à la rivière ou détournée vers les zones humides, l'erreur maximale étant de l'ordre de 3.4%. Ces résultats indiquent un taux de perte d'eau exceptionnellement élevé en raison du système d'irrigation (par submersion), du vieillissement du réseau de transport et de la dégradation des infrastructures urbaines. Le protocole appliqué est avéré utile pour surveiller des systèmes d'irrigation à faible efficacité dans les petites communautés connaissant des pressions urbaines et industrielles intenses.
Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Monitoring Managed Forest Structure at the Compartment-level under Different Silvicultural Heritages: an Exploratory Dat... Claudia Becagli, Giada Bertini, Umberto Di Salvatore, Gianfr... Published: 29 February 2016
Journal of Sustainable Forestry, doi: 10.1080/10549811.2016.1154472
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Article 0 Reads 10 Citations Not only tourism: unravelling suburbanization, second-home expansion and “rural” sprawl in Catalonia, Spain Sergi Cuadrado-Ciuraneta, Antoni Durà-Guimerà, Luca Salvati Published: 25 February 2016
Urban Geography, doi: 10.1080/02723638.2015.1113806
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Article 0 Reads 3 Citations In-between soil erosion and sustainable land management: climate aridity and vegetation in a traditional agro-forest sys... Valentina Savo, Luca Salvati, Giulia Caneva Published: 17 February 2016
International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology, doi: 10.1080/13504509.2015.1132282
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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Complexity in Action? Fringe Agro-forest Systems, Demography and Societal Transformations in Mediterranean Peri-urban Ar... Luca Salvati, Pere Serra, Serena Rugiero, Alberto Sabbi Published: 01 January 2016
Agriculture and Agricultural Science Procedia, doi: 10.1016/j.aaspro.2016.02.096
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Urban expansion and the preservation of fringe landscapes are interconnected issues. This article discusses on the relation between landscape and peri-urban agriculture and the possible implications of sustainable land management for fringe land quality proposing a framework to evaluate the latent nexus between agro-forest systems and human settlements in southern Europe. Eco-sustainable planning integrated with multifaceted research and policy dimensions (e.g. social, economic, cultural and political issues) characterizing Mediterranean peri-urban areas is a relevant approach to urban fringe sustainability. Permanent assessment of these factors allows for the implementation of different development scenarios. The present study contributes to systemic and multi-scaling approaches informing environmental policies, with the aim of achieving an integrated management of peri-urban agricultural landscapes