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Welcome to LAPTA website.

LAPTA is a Laboratory of the Department Civil Engineering and Architecture of the University of Catania dealing with sustainable planning and design of cities and landscapes.

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Latest publications

La Rosa D., Geneletti D., Spyra M.., Albert C. (2017). Special issue on sustainable planning approaches for urban peripheries, Landscape and Urban Planning 165, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.04.004

Pappalardo, V., La Rosa, D., Campisano A., La Greca P., (2017). The potential of green infrastructure application in urban runoff control for land use planning: A preliminary evaluation from a southern Italy case study. Ecosystem Services. doi: 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.04.015 

Geneletti D., La Rosa D., Spyra M.., Cortinovis C. (2017). A review of approaches and challenges for sustainable planning in urban peripheries, Landscape and Urban Planning 165, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2017.01.013

La Rosa D., Privitera R., Barbarossa L., La Greca P. (2017). Assessing spatial benefits of urban regeneration programs in a highly vulnerable urban context: A case study in Catania, Italy, Landscape and Urban Planning 157, 180-192, doi: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2016.05.031

Fichera A.; Inturri G.; La Greca P.; Palermo V. (2016). ”A model for mapping the energy consumption of buildings, transport and outdoor lighting of neighbourhoods”. Cities 55, 49-60. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2016.03.011

La Rosa D., Spyra M, Inostroza L., (2016). Indicators of Cultural Ecosystem Services for urban planning: a review. Ecological Indicators 61, 74-89, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.04.028

Hauck J., Albert C., Fürst C., Geneletti D., La Rosa D., Lorz C., Spyra M. (2016). Developing and Applying Ecosystem Service Indicators in Decision-Support at Various Scales, Ecological Indicators 61, 1-5, doi: 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.09.037

La Greca P., Martinico F., (2016). Energy and Spatial Planning: A Smart Integrated Approach. In Fistola R., Papa R. (eds). Smart Energy in the Smart City, Springer, pp. 43-59.

Evola G., Fichera A., Gagliano A., Marletta L., Nocera F., Pagano A., Palermo V. (2016). “Application of a mapping tool to plan energy saving at a neighborhood scale”. Energy Proceedia 101, 137-144

Fichera A., Frasca M., Palermo V., Volpe R. (2016). “Application of the complex network theory in urban environments. A case study in Catania”. Energy Proceedia 101,  345–351

La Rosa D., (2016). I servizi Ecosistemici nei contesti metropolitani. Sentieri Urbani 24, 67-70. 

Barbarossa L., La Rosa D., Privitera R., (2016). Costruire la greencity. Disegno urbano ed efficienza energetica per il progetto della città sostenibile. Il Progetto Sostenibile 38, 18-23.

Pappalardo V. (2016). Le città e i rischi territoriali nuovi temi e strumenti per la pianificazione delle aree urbane. Il Progetto Sostenibile 38, 

Pappalardo, V., La Rosa, D., La Greca P., Martinico F., (2015). Aree urbane a rischio allagamento: accrescere le capacità di resilienza con la pianificazione delle infrastrutture verdi. Urbanistica Informazioni 263 s.i “IX giornata di studi INU - Una politica per le città italiane”, Sessione Speciali 1, 40-43
La Rosa D., Privitera R. (2105). Evaluation of ecosystem services along urban-rural transects in southern italy. Acta Geobalcanica 1 (2), 75-82, doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18509/AGB.2015.08
Opdam P., Albert C, Fürst C., Grêt-Regamey A., Kleemann J., Parker D., La Rosa D., Schmidt K., Villamor G, Walz A., (2015). Ecosystem services for connecting actors. Change and Adaptation in Socio-Ecological Systems, 2 (1). Doi: 10.1515/cass-2015-0001

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