Sustainability And Planning. Thinking and Acting According to Thermodinamics Laws

  • Antonio Leone DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy
  • Federica Gobattoni DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy
  • Raffaele Pelorosso DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy
Keywords: Landscape sustainability, Urban planning, Ecosystem Services, Second Law of Thermodynamics, Resilience


The paper deals with environmental sustainability, in terms of intrinsic vulnerability and thermodynamics laws concepts, applied to urban green infrastructures. This approach gives also the track to build more resilient and complex landscapes. Integrating intrinsic vulnerability and thermodynamics laws concepts, an effective strategy could be conceived to face best management practices in planning more sustainable and healthy cities.


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Author Biographies

Antonio Leone, DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy

Full professor of Land Engineering at University of Tuscia, Industrial Engineering course. Member of the Teaching College PhD “Land and Urban Planning” at Politecnico di Bari and “Environment and landscape design and planning” at Sapienza University of Rome. Participant and responsible in several projects financed by the European Union within 5th Framework Programme, Interreg IIIB Research Program, COST-actions, LIFE programme and other national and regional research programs (e.g. Nature 2000 sites). Member of Scientific International Committee for Metropolitan Strategic Master Plan “Terra di Bari”. Member of Scientific Committee for University Consortium for Socio-economic and Environment Research (CURSA). Author of more than 100 scientific papers in the area of landscape and environmental planning.

Federica Gobattoni, DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy

She has a Master Degree in Environmental Engineering at University of Perugia, PhD in “Science and Technology for the Forest and Environmental Management”, and she’s a post-doctoral researcher at University of Tuscia. Her research activity is mainly concerned with landscape dynamics, environmental modeling in GIS environment, decision support systems for planning and management of natural resources, development of mathematical models for landscape evolution and equilibrium scenarios assessment. She was Convener of the “Landscape functionality and conservation management” session at European Geosciences Union General Assembly of 2010, 2011 and 2012. She is peer reviewer for many international journals as: Journal of Water and Climate, Ecological Complexity, Water, Air and Soil Pollution, Chemical Engineering and Technology, Earth Science Informatics.

Raffaele Pelorosso, DAFNE Department, Tuscia University, Italy

He is a researcher in Landscape and Urban Planning at the University of Tuscia. He holds a PhD in “Science and Technology for the Forest and Environmental Management” at University of Tuscia. Lecturer in Ecology, Cartography and Planning. His research activity is mainly focused on landscape functionality, urban green, land use planning, analysis of landscape dynamics, land cover and land use change. Associate Editor of International Journal of Sustainable Land Use and Urban Planning. He is authors of more than 50 scientific papers and peer reviewer for many international journals as: Land Use Policy, Landscape and Urban Planning, Environmental Management, Journal of Environmental Engineering and Management, Advanced in Space Research, Science of the Total Environment.


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How to Cite
Leone, A., Gobattoni, F., & Pelorosso, R. (2014). Sustainability And Planning. Thinking and Acting According to Thermodinamics Laws. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment.