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Luca Salvati

122 shared publications

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics (CREA), Arezzo, Italy

Andrea Colantoni

84 shared publications

Department of Agricultural and Forestry Sciences (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via S. Camillo De Lellis, 01100 Viterbo, Italy

Margherita Carlucci

60 shared publications

Department of Social and Economic Science, University of Rome La Sapienza, Piazzale A. Moro 5, I-00185 Rome, Italy

Sofia Bajocco

47 shared publications

Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for Agriculture and Environment (CREA-AA), I-00198 Rome, Italy

Agostino Ferrara

45 shared publications

School of Agricultural, Forest, Food and Environmental Sciences, University of Basilicata, Via dell’Ateneo Lucano 10, I-85100 Potenza, Italy

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Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Towards resilient agro-forest systems in Mediterranean cities R. Biasi, E. Brunori, P. Serra, L. Perini, L. Salvati Published: 01 December 2017
Acta Horticulturae, doi: 10.17660/actahortic.2017.1189.25
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Article 1 Read 10 Citations Linking trajectories of land change, land degradation processes and ecosystem services Daniela Smiraglia, T. Ceccarelli, Sofia Bajocco, L. Salvati,... Published: 01 May 2016
Environmental Research, doi: 10.1016/j.envres.2015.11.030
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Article 0 Reads 2 Citations Desperately Seeking Sustainability: Urban Shrinkage, Land Consumption and Regional Planning in a Mediterranean Metropoli... Luca Salvati, Agostino Ferrara, Ilaria Tombolini, Roberta Ge... Published: 28 August 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su70911980
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Land degradation has expanded in the Mediterranean region as a result of a variety of factors, including economic and population growth, land-use changes and climate variations. The level of land vulnerability to degradation and its growth over time are distributed heterogeneously over space, concentrating on landscapes exposed to high human pressure. The present study investigates the level of land vulnerability to degradation in a shrinking urban area (Rome, Italy) at four points in time (1960, 1990, 2000 and 2010) and it identifies relevant factors negatively impacting the quality of land and the level of landscape fragmentation. A multi-domain assessment of land vulnerability incorporating indicators of climate quality, soil quality, vegetation quality and land management quality was carried out based on the Environmentally Sensitive Area (ESA) framework. The highest rate of growth in the level of land vulnerability was observed in low-density suburban areas. The peri-urban mosaic formed by coastal woodlands and traditional cropland preserved high-quality land with a stable degree of vulnerability over time. Evidence suggests that the agro-forest mosaic surrounding Mediterranean cities act as a “buffer zone” mitigating on-site and off-site land degradation. The conservation of relict natural landscapes is a crucial target for multi-scale policies combating land degradation in suburban dry regions.
Article 0 Reads 6 Citations Unraveling Landscape Complexity: Land Use/Land Cover Changes and Landscape Pattern Dynamics (1954–2008) in Contrasting P... Daniela Smiraglia, T. Ceccarelli, Sofia Bajocco, L. Perini, ... Published: 15 May 2015
Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-015-0533-x
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Article 0 Reads 42 Citations Long-Term Urban Growth and Land Use Efficiency in Southern Europe: Implications for Sustainable Land Management Marco Zitti, Carlotta Ferrara, Luigi Perini, Margherita Carl... Published: 19 March 2015
Sustainability, doi: 10.3390/su7033359
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The present study illustrates a multidimensional analysis of an indicator of urban land use efficiency (per-capita built-up area, LUE) in mainland Attica, a Mediterranean urban region, along different expansion waves (1960–2010): compaction and densification in the 1960s, dispersed growth along the coasts and on Athens’ fringe in the 1970s, fringe consolidation in the 1980s, moderate re-polarization and discontinuous expansion in the 1990s and sprawl in remote areas in the 2000s. The non-linear trend in LUE (a continuous increase up to the 1980s and a moderate decrease in 1990 and 2000 preceding the rise observed over the last decade) reflects Athens’ expansion waves. A total of 23 indicators were collected by decade for each municipality of the study area with the aim of identifying the drivers of land use efficiency. In 1960, municipalities with low efficiency in the use of land were concentrated on both coastal areas and Athens’ fringe, while in 2010, the lowest efficiency rate was observed in the most remote, rural areas. Typical urban functions (e.g., mixed land uses, multiple-use buildings, vertical profile) are the variables most associated with high efficiency in the use of land. Policies for sustainable land management should consider local and regional factors shaping land use efficiency promoting self-contained expansion and more tightly protecting rural and remote land from dispersed urbanization. LUE is a promising indicator reflecting the increased complexity of growth patterns and may anticipate future urban trends.
Article 0 Reads 0 Citations Erratum to: Land Use, Climate and Transport of Nutrients: Evidence Emerging from the Lake Vico Case Study Fabio Recanatesi, M. N. Ripa, Antonio Leone, L. Perini, L. S... Published: 10 August 2013
Environmental Management, doi: 10.1007/s00267-013-0133-6
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