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Saving Soil for Sustainable Land Use

Version 1 : Received: 4 November 2016 / Approved: 4 November 2016 / Online: 4 November 2016 (17:24:32 CET)

How to cite: Torre, C.M.; Morano, P.; Tajani, F. Saving Soil for Sustainable Land Use. Preprints 2016, 2016110031. Torre, C.M.; Morano, P.; Tajani, F. Saving Soil for Sustainable Land Use. Preprints 2016, 2016110031.


Our work is regarding the analysis of land use changes, in the light of “saving soil” against the expansion due to unearned plus value of land: The loss of natural and agricultural surface in front of the expanding urban environment is a critical aspect of unsustainability of urban development, especially in the way it was carried out in the past decades. The measure of the physical transition of land use and characters from a more natural condition of land surface to a new artificial one, joint with a parallel analysis of the increase of land value due to such change is nowadays a major land-policy tool. The interplay of urban economics regulation with planning, reveals new key issues in urban governance and environmental preservation. In this paper it will be shown some experiment about the impact assessment of soil take, related with the seek of valorization of property inside the planning process. Our paper reports as well about the experimental activity carried out inside the MITO Lab of the Polytechnic of Bari, where reports about property values and environmental values have been produced, specially looking at the reality of the Apulia, a southern Italian Region, that is rich of farmlands and coastlines, often invaded by constructions with a severe loss of nature, landscape and ecosystems services.


Sustainability, Environmental Evaluation of Land use, Soil sealing soil take, land plus value recapture, transition matrix


Engineering, Civil Engineering

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