Digital geocomputational technologies for the metaproject of urban green infrastructures

  • Valeria D’Ambrosio ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)
  • Ferdinando Di Martino ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)
  • Marina Rigillo ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)
Keywords: green infrastructures, ecosystem services, ecological efficiency, impact scenarios, GIS-based model

Abstract

The paper presents a model to evaluate the ecological efficiency of urban green areas to support the meta-design of ‘green infrastructures’. The model was implemented with a GIS-based framework to extract ecological efficiency maps. The model was experimented in the case study area of Naples, Italy and aims to relate the different ecological capacities with the medium- and long-term heat wave impact scenarios on the population subject to energy poverty. The results of the experiment validate the model in terms of usability and replicability highlighting its added value as a support tool for decision-makers, in particular for the meta-design of green infrastructures in urban areas.

Author Biographies

Valeria D’Ambrosio, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)

Architect and PhD, she is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology at the Department of Architecture. She carries out research activities in the field of environmental design and technological retrofitting on a building and urban scale with an in-depth study on design strategies and solutions for the adaptation and mitigation of climate impacts.
E-mail: valeria.dambrosio@unina.it

Ferdinando Di Martino, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)

PhD, he is an Information Technology Researcher at the Department of Architecture. He carries out research mainly in the field of computational intelligence methods and models integrated into GIS systems and applied to the analysis of massive spatial data.
E-mail: ferdinando.dimartino@unina.it

Marina Rigillo, ‘Federico II’ University of Naples (Italy)

PhD, she is an Associate Professor of Architectural Technology. Her field of study is environmental design particularly focused on climate adaptation of urban spaces, specifically urban and ecosystem services. Her studies are focused also on circular economy and reuse, recycling, and upcycling processes of C&D waste.
E-mail: marina.rigillo@unina.it

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Thematic map of the long-term impact scenario caused by heatwaves on the fuel poverty population in the Municipality of Naples (credit: D'Ambrosio, Di Martino and Rigillo, 2022) – AGATHÓN 11_2022
Published
2022-06-30
How to Cite
D’Ambrosio, V., Di Martino, F. and Rigillo, M. (2022) “Digital geocomputational technologies for the metaproject of urban green infrastructures ”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 162-171. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11142022.
Section
Architecture | Research & Experimentation
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