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New publication in “Sustainable Cities and Society”

21 February 2024

Title: Assessing Nature-based solutions in the face of urban vulnerabilities: A multi-criteria decision approach / Nature-based solutions (NBS) are increasingly employed to address urban challenges. Typically, NBS planning emphasizes environmental impacts and ecosystem services, often overlooking their role in addressing vulnerabilities.

La economía Circular: ¿un mito o una posibilidad?

23 January 2024

Se ha lanzado un nuevo curso sobre economía circular en español en Coursera. Este curso, gestionado por miembros de Sostenipra, incluyendo a Gara Villalba, está ahora disponible. El curso "La economía Circular: ¿un mito o una posibilidad?" consta de seis módulos y cinco cuestionarios. Fruto del acuerdo entre la UAB y Coursera, todo el personal de la UAB (alumnos, PDI y PAS) pueden cursar de forma gratuita todos los cursos y programas producidos por la UAB

New publication in “Environmental Research Communications”

18 January 2024

Title: Predicting willingness to pay and implement different rooftop strategies to characterize social perception of climate change mitigation and adaptation / This study aims to characterize the social perception of climate resilience development, in particular the implementation of sustainable urban rooftop strategies, to support policy makers and enable individual action.

New publication in “Heliyon”

27 December 2023

Title: Measuring BVOC emissions released by tomato plants grown in a soilless integrated rooftop greenhouse / Urban design is currently promoting the inclusion of plants in buildings. However, plants emit biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs), which alone or in combination with other airborne molecules such as CO2, may result in a general increase in tropospheric pollution.

New publication in “JGR Atmospheres”

22 December 2023

Title: Exploring the Influence of Land Use on the Urban Carbonyl Sulfide Budget: A Case Study of the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona / Carbonyl sulfide (OCS) is used to quantify the carbon capture potential of the biosphere because of its direct correlation with CO2 uptake during photosynthesis. However, to constrain the urban biosphere signal, it is necessary to evaluate potential anthropogenic sources.

URBAG participation at AGU23

21 December 2023

As every year, the AGU Annual Meeting has taken place, bringing together more than 25,000 participants from over 100 countries. Scientists, policymakers, communicators... Everyone is welcome to share science and try to better understand our planet and environment. This year, thanks to the hybrid model that capitalizes on both personal and virtual participation, Gara Villalba presented her work.

Participation at the Green urbanism conference

20 December 2023

On December 2023, URBAG participated at the VII International conference on Green Urbanism (GU 2023) with the presentation “Integrated System Analysis of Urban Vegetation and Agriculture: An Interdisciplinary and Participatory Decision Approach for Evaluating Nature-based Solutions Against Urban Vulnerabilities”.

URBAG participation in the European WRF-Chem Workshop 2023

19 December 2023

Between May 9th and 11th, 2023, the European WRF-Chem Workshop has taken place in the Italian city of Lecce, in which the URBAG group participated. The URBAG researcher Alba Badia  shared her work related to the atmospheric and chemical transport model Weather Research and Forecasting with Chemistry to the workshop participants.

URBAG participation at EGU23

18 December 2023

As third year in a row, URBAG resarchers have participated in the EGU’s annual General Assembly EGU23, hosted in Vienna, Austria. Thanks to the hybrid format, over 18,831 registered attendees from 105 countries have shared each work throughout the week-long conference from 23-28 April 2023. Three URBAG presentations have been shared in the conference by Alba Badia, Ricard Segura and Sergi Ventura.

New publication in “Science of The Total Environment”

3 October 2023

Title: Literature review on the potential of urban waste for the fertilization of urban agriculture: A closer look at the metropolitan area of Barcelona / Urban agriculture (UA) activities are increasing in popularity and importance due to greater food demands and reductions in agricultural land, also advocating for greater local food supply and security as well as the social and community cohesion perspective.

New publication in “Atmospheric, Chemistry and Physics”

2 October 2023

Title: Modelling the impacts of emission changes on O3 sensitivity, atmospheric oxidation capacity, and pollution transport over the Catalonia region / Tropospheric ozone (O3) is an important surface pollutant in urban areas, and it has complex formation mechanisms that depend on the atmospheric chemistry and on meteorological factors. The severe reductions observed in anthropogenic emissions during the COVID-19 pandemic can further our understanding of the photochemical mechanisms leading to O3 formation.