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Gara Villalba dóna una xerrada al Cicle de seminaris tècnics sobre accions locals d’adaptació al canvi climàtic

20 October 2022

El passat 6 d'octubre de 2022 la dra Gara Villalba va donar una xerrada durant la jornada "Cobertes verdes i productives com a estratègia per a l'adaptació al canvi climàtic" dins del  Cicle de seminaris tècnics sobre accions locals d'adaptació al canvi climàtic organitzada per la Xarxa de Ciutats i Pobles cap a la Sostenibilitat, la Diputació de Barcelona i l'Àrea Metropolitana de Barcelona.

Publication in Frontiers in Sustainable Food Systems

15 March 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic unveiled the fragility of food sovereignty in cities and confirmed the close connection urban dwellers have with food. Although the pandemic was not responsible for a systemic failure, it suggested how citizens would accept and indeed support a transition toward more localized food production systems.

Publication in Journal of Industrial Ecology

10 March 2021

Housing estates, that is, mass social housing on middle‐ and high‐rise apartment blocks, in urban areas are found all over the world with very similar constructive patterns and a multiplicity of environmental and socio‐economic problems. Boosting new urban spaces of resource production involves citizens in sites which face social and economic needs.

Publication in Landscape and Urban Planning

3 March 2021

The Covid-19 pandemic newly brings food resilience in cities to our attention and the need to question the desired degree of food self-sufficiency through urban agriculture. We argue in this essay that this development has widely taken place due to three blind spots in urban planning.

Publication in Natural Hazards and Earth System Sciences

4 February 2021

Trends of extreme-temperature episodes in cities are increasing (in frequency, magnitude and duration) due to regional climate change in interaction with urban effects. Urban morphologies and thermal properties of the materials used to build them are factors that influence.