ICTA - Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals

La visió de l'ICTA és la d'esdevenir un dels centres de referència en estudis ambientals d'Europa, tenint com a factors diferenciadors la internacionalització, la pluridisciplinarietat i la interacció amb els diferents stakeholders, en el marc de la sostenibilitat basada en els valors de la responsabilitat social. Aquest portal inclou la producció científica dels grups d'investigació vinculats a l'ICTA, en els següents apartats:

Darreres entrades:
2017-04-12
17:01
Ecosystem service bundles along the urban-rural gradient: Insights for landscape planning and management / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies) ; Haase, Dagmar (Humboldt University of Berlin. Department of Geography)
A key challenge of landscape planning and management is coping with multiple ecosystem service (ES) potentials and needs in complex social-ecological systems such as urban regions. However, few studies have analyzed both the supply and demand sides of ES bundles, i. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.ecoser.2017.02.021
Ecosystem Services, Vol. 24 (April 2017) , p. 147-159  
2017-04-12
16:09
Mapping ecosystem service capacity, flow and demand for landscape and urban planning: A case study in the Barcelona metropolitan region / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Palomo, Ignacio (Basque Centre for Climate Change (Bilbao)) ; Zulian, Grazia (Institute for Environment and Sustainability (Itàlia)) ; Vizcaino, Pilar (European Commission. Joint Research Centre) ; Haase, Dagmar (Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research (Alemanya). Department of Computational Landscape Ecology,) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Norwegian University of Life Sciences. Department of International Environment and Development Studies (Noragric))
Ecosystem services (ES) mapping is attracting growing interest from landscape and urban planning, but its operationalization in actual decision-making is still limited. A clear distinction between ES capacity, flow and demand can improve the usefulness of ES mapping as a decision-support tool by informing planners and policy-makers where ES are used unsustainably and where ES flow is failing to meet societal demand. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.landusepol.2016.06.006
Land Use Policy, Vol. 57 (November 2016) , p. 405-417  
2017-04-12
13:36
Mismatches between ecosystem services supply and demand in urban areas : a quantitative assessment in five European cities / Baró Porras, Francesc (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Haase, Dagmar (Humboldt University of Berlin. Department of Geography) ; Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Frantzeskaki, Niki (Erasmus University Rotterdam. Dutch Research Institute for Transitions)
Assessing mismatches between ecosystem service (ES) supply and demand can provide relevant insights for enhancing human well-being in urban areas. This paper provides a novel methodological approach to assess regulating ES mismatches on the basis of environmental quality standards and policy goals. [...]
2015 - 10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.03.013
Ecological Indicators, Vol. 55 (August 2015) , p. 146-158  
2017-02-13
14:02
22 p, 3.1 MB A dominant voice amidst not enough people : analysing the legitimacy of Mexico’s REDD+ readiness process / Špirić, Jovanka (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Corbera, Esteve (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Reyes García, Victòria (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Porter-Bolland, Luciana (Instituto de Ecología (Veracruz, Mèxic))
In the development of national governance systems for Reducing Emissions fromDeforestation and forest Degradation (REDD+), countries struggle with ensuring that decision-making processes include a variety of actors (i. [...]
2016 - 10.3390/f7120313
Forests, Vol. 7, issue 12, art 313 (Dec. 2016) , 22 p.  
2017-01-20
17:13
40 p, 1.6 MB Are we preventing flood damage eco-efficiently? An integrated method applied to post-disaster emergency actions / Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Arahuetes, Ana (Universidad de Alicante. Interuniversity Institute of Geography) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Flood damage results in economic and environmental losses in the society, but flood prevention also entails an initial investment in infrastructure. This study presents an integrated eco-efficiency approach for assessing flood prevention and avoided damage. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2016.12.034
Science of the total environment, Vol. 580 (February 2017) , p. 873-881  
2017-01-20
16:48
Environmental performance of rainwater harvesting strategies in Mediterranean buildings / Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Segura-Castillo, Luis (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental)
Purpose: The rapid urbanization and the constant expansion of urban areas during the last decades have locally led to increasing water shortage. Rainwater harvesting (RWH) systems have the potential to be an important contributor to urban water self-sufficiency. [...]
2017 - 10.1007/s11367-016-1174-x
The international journal of life cycle assessment, Vol. 22, Issue 3 (March 2017) , p.398-409  
2016-12-21
19:51
40 p, 1.6 MB Urban rainwater runoff quantity and quality : a potential endogenous resource in cities? / Angrill Toledo, Sara (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Petit, Anna (Petit Boix) (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Morales Pinzón, Tito (Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira. Facultad de Ciencias Ambientales) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Rainwater harvesting might help to achieve self-sufficiency, but it must comply with health standards. We studied the runoff quantity and quality harvested from seven urban surfaces in a university campus in Barcelona according to their use (pedestrian or motorized mobility) and materials (concrete, asphalt and slabs). [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.jenvman.2016.12.027
Journal of environmental management, Vol. 189 (March 2017) , p. 14-21  
2016-12-21
19:38
40 p, 1.6 MB Building-integrated rooftop greenhouses: An energy and environmental assessment in the mediterranean context / Nadal, Ana (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Llorach-Massana, Pere (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Cuerva, Eva (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de Projectes i de la Construcció) ; López Capel, Elisa (Newcastle University. School of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development) ; Montero Camacho, Juan Ignacio (Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries) ; Josa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria Civil i Ambiental) ; Rieradevall, Joan (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Royapoor, Mohammad (Newcastle University. Sir Joseph Swan Centre for Energy Research)
A sustainable and secure food supply within a low-carbon and resilient infrastructure is encapsulated in several of The United Nations’ 17 sustainable development goals. The integration of urban agriculture in buildings can offer improved efficiencies; in recognition of this, the first south European example of a fully integrated rooftop greenhouse (iRTG) was designed and incorporated into the ICTA-ICP building by the Autonomous University of Barcelona. [...]
2017 - 10.1016/j.apenergy.2016.11.051
Applied energy, Vol. 187 (February 2017) , p. 338-351  
2016-12-12
15:42
18 p, 749.8 KB D3.1 Data Management Plan / Moving Towards Adaptative Governance in Complexity: Informing Nexus Security (MAGIC NEXUS)
Versió 1. 3 del Pla de Gestió de Dades (25/11/16) del MAGIC project.
2016  
2016-12-02
17:46
Introducing eco-ideation and creativity techniques to increase and diversify the applications of eco-materials: the case of cork in the building sector / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; López-Forniés, Ignacio (Universidad de Zaragoza. Departamento de Ingeniería de Diseño y Fabricación) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Gabarrell Durany, Xavier (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Cork is an eco-material that has recently been attracting growing interest due to the expanding strategy of sustainable product design, which aims to replace non-renewable materials in the building market. [...]
2016 - 10.1016/j.jclepro.2016.07.121
Journal of cleaner production, Vol. 137 (Nov. 2016) , p. 606-616