Beniamino Murgante

Beniamino Murgante
Università degli Studi della Basilicata | UniBas · School of Engineering (SI-UniBas)

PhD in "Sciences and methods for European cities and territory" at the University of Pisa

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Land use is one of the drivers of land-cover change (LCC) and represents the conversion of natural to artificial land cover. This work aims to describe the land-take-monitoring activities and analyze the development trend in test areas of the Basilicata region. Remote sensing is the primary technique for extracting land-use/land-cover (LULC) data....
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Functional Urban Areas represent integrated urban contexts whose territories are economically interconnected. They, therefore, include a central city and all the municipalities that make up the commuting area for work reasons. The economic energies and settlement transformations that characterize these territories have been consolidated over time....
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Global connectivity facilitated tourism and redefined economic landscapes, highlight an interest in better understanding tourism retention factors. Today, in view of the global COVID-19 pandemic, this is made even more important as the world prepares to lift lockdown restrictions and to re-engage in cross border circulation; reiterating needs to un...
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2019 Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) had a big impact in Italy, mainly concentrated in the northern part of the Country. All this was mainly due to similarities of this area with Wuhan in Hubei Province, according to geographical, environmental and socio-economic points of view. The basic hypothesis of this research was that the presence of atmosphe...
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Le nuove Normative e Direttive a livello Europeo sul consumo di suolo fanno emergere delle criticità riguardanti le tecniche di misurazione e monitoraggio del fenomeno al fine di raggiungere i target stabiliti. La direttiva No Net Land Take by 2050, per citarne una tra tante, rende necessaria una omogeneizzazione sia nella terminologia utilizzata p...
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According to the United Nations, 68% of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050. This makes urban growth one of the cornerstones of sustainable development policies that must be implemented from the very beginning. Well-managed urbanization is indeed essential to minimize environmental degradation and land take phenomena...
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In the modern context of climatic uncertainty, the management of the resilient transformation process of the city emerges as a priority challenge for urban planning to develop a multidisciplinary and inter-scalar approach, transferring knowledge between sectors and encouraging the whole system thinking. In detail, the present work investigates the...
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Land degradation is a phenomenon that describes the degradation of soil quality, the causes are multiple, some dynamics related to agriculture have particularly influenced the process of degradation. Specifically, agricultural overexploitation with unsustainable practices and the abandonment of agricultural land can cause pedological alterations of...
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This work proposes the development of a methodology directed to analyze the potential of the territory in terms of local development and the evolution that this has undergone in the historical period between 2017 and 2021. Taking into account the social and environmental realities present, the study also developed an in-depth analysis of the evolut...
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La recente pandemia ha inciso su salute e stili di vita, mettendo in risalto la vulnerabilità di città e territori, come la crisi ecologica-ambientale e climatica, quale esito anche delle progressive urbanizzazioni-connessioni urbane. La prevalenza dei casi CoViD-19 è stata registrata in contesti urbani altamente connessi e con scarsa qualità dell’...
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A richness of tourism attractions has given Iran global importance within its border. Iran is a country with a huge cultural heritage, and is rich in historical monuments from different eras. The variety and diversity of cultural symbols allows tourists traveling in Iran to experience the cultures of other countries. The border areas of the country...
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The health emergency (COVID-19) in Italy had a great impact mainly in the Northern part. The geographical and environmental similarities observed between this area and the Wuhan area in the Province of Hubei (China), led to the basic hypothesis of this paper, namely how the presence of atmospheric pollutants can generate stress on the health condit...
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. European Commission in 2009 assessed that in the period 2015-2030 about 11% of agricultural land in the EU are under high potential risk of abandon-ment due to factors, which has strong and known environmental and socio-economic consequences. The diverse impacts of abandonment need to be addressed via a broader set of policy instruments to allevi...
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Soil degradation is a phenomenon that describes the degradation of soil quality due to which agricultural land in particular is unproductive as a consequence of the loss of ability to produce crops and biomass. The causes are many but, especially in the inland areas of the Mediterranean regions, some dynamics related to agriculture have particularl...
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Fires represents one of the main causes of environmental degradation and have an important negative impact on the landscape. Fires, in fact, strongly influenced ecological processes and compromise the ecosystems. Measurements of the post-fire damage levels over burned areas are important to quantify fire’s impact on landscapes. Remote sensing and g...
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The processes of land transformation related to soil erosion and land degradation are complex phenomena that require an approach as detailed and multidisciplinary as possible. In some Mediterranean inland areas, these issues seem to be very connected to the dynamics of transformation and abandonment of agricultural areas. In order to carry out this...
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Cities’ Rankings are increasingly used to compare territorial performances related to different dimensions of well-being or territorial development. In the context of urban and territorial planning, they often contribute to legitimizing governance processes and have a marked influence on the evaluation of the policies’ success. Therefore, even if t...
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The recent pandemic has affected health and lifestyles, highlighting the vulnerability of cities and territories, such as the ecological-environmental and climatic crisis, as a result of the progressive urbanization-urban connections. The prevalence of CoViD-19 cases was recorded in highly connected urban contexts with poor air quality. The entire...
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The Cohesion Policy of the European Union was established with the aim of redistributing wealth between regions and countries and to stimulate growth in lagging areas. It is the most important structural policy in terms of financial commitment, geographical dimension and timing. The management of the EU Structural Funds (SF) highlights problems rel...
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The Lut desert is one of the largest and most attractive deserts in Iran. The value of desert tourism remains unclear for Iran’s economy and has only recently been taken into consideration by the authorities, although its true national and international value remains unclear. This study was aimed at investigating the factors that influence tourism...
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The work is focused on the integration of space syntax analysis (SSA) in a process of participatory planning focused on a neighbourhood scale where the challenge of promoting pedestrian-friendly regeneration process is a bottom-up priority. The promotion of active mobility is one of the main themes of the urban regeneration project CAST operating o...
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Even if the Natura 2000 Network was established in order to preserve the biological diversity among the European States, a relevant percentage of Natura 2000 sites are expected to be lost by the end of this century and an issue linked to the effectiveness of conservation policies emerges. This paper deals with the (un)integration between sectoral p...
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In the version of this paper 27 was originally published the name of Marcela Velásquez Fernádez has been corrected to Marrcela Velásquez Fernández. In the version of this paper 44 was originally published the name of Łukasz Tomczyk – at appears with a “v” at the end of this family name. This has now been corrected.
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In the field of environmental protection, the reference to ecosystem services (ES) - the benefits that human beings derive, directly or indirectly, from ecosystem functions- is increasingly widespread. The objectives of the new energy strategy try to combine two public interests: Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and the landscape and its cultural, en...
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From the beginning of the 21st century, following major global and European initiatives such as the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (2005) and The Economics of Ecosystem and Biodiversity (2010), the idea that ecosystem services could be used as a decision support tool, gained considerable importance in several fields: from economy to public policy,...
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The production context linked to the agricultural sector in Basilicata is not very competitive, especially in international contexts. In fact, there are few companies that occupy a good market position beyond the border. The reasons are to be found in the high degree of fragmentation, in the high percentage of small businesses, mainly family-run, a...
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In Basilicata region (Italy), the “Lagonegro-Rotonda” cycling route had been realized in the framework of the policy instrument “The Pact” (Basilicata Region Development Pact - DGR 517 of 17 May 2016) managed by Basilicata Region Mobility and Infrastructures department. The realization of this cycling project involved eight Municipalities under lea...
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The present work aims to study the role of air pollutants in relation to the number of deaths per each Italian province affected by COVID-19. To do that, specific mortality from COVID-19 has been standardized for each Italian province and per age group (10 groups) ranging from 0 to 9 years to >90 years, based on the 2019 national population figures...
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The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
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The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
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The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
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The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in the...
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The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
Book
The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic.The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in these...
Book
The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
Book
The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
Book
The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
Book
The ten-volume set LNCS 12949 – 12958 constitutes the proceedings of the 21st International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2021, which was held in Cagliari, Italy, during September 13 – 16, 2021. The event was organized in a hybrid mode due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The 466 full and 18 short papers presented in thes...
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Chapter “Automated Housing Price Valuation and Spatial Data” was previously published non-open access. It has now been changed to open access under a CC BY 4.0 license and the copyright holder updated to ‘The Author(s)’. Chapter “Solving Differential Equations Using Feedforward Neural Networks” was previously published open access. It now has been...
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The increasing accessibility of Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) data, grants the opportunity to experiment new methods to support disaster risk management. However, while SAR analyses are becoming extremely popular, thanks, in particular, to the availability of open source satellite images such as those from t...
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This paper presents a spatiotemporal analysis to simulate and project urban sprinkling with coupled cellular automata (CA) and multinomial logistic regression (MLR) model. Our case study, the Basilicata region, south of Italy, is characterized by urban sprinkling - literally "a small amount of urban territory distributed in scattered particles". Th...
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Fires are one of the main causes of environmental degradation as they have an impact on flora and fauna, can also strongly influence ecological and geomorphological processes and permanently compromise the functionality of the ecosystems and soils on which they impact. The severity of the fire event influences the superficial hydrological response...
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This research developed from a set of questions concerning the Covid-19 diffusion in Italy at the beginning of 2020. Such questions concern the causes and ways of diffusion of the epidemics. In this sense, the interdisciplinary research group tackled the question from the geographical, ecological, health, socio-economic and demographic points of vi...
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The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present resear...
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The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present resear...
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The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present resear...
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The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present resear...
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The seven volumes LNCS 12249-12255 constitute the refereed proceedings of the 20th International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, ICCSA 2020, held in Cagliari, Italy, in July 2020. Due to COVID-19 pandemic the conference was organized in an online event. Computational Science is the main pillar of most of the present resear...
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Land use change significantly affects ecosystem services provision. This impact, however, is difficult to assess and thus often neglected in policy making. It is therefore the task of territorial planning discipline to explore methodological approaches capable of making explicit complex relationships in order to use them as tools for effectively de...
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In all the disciplines referring to environmental protection, the reference to ecosystem services (ES) is widely increasing. The growing awareness of climate change and the recognized need to secure energy production has been a driving force behind the expansion of the Renewable Energy Sources (RES) and their technologies. However, RES has a spatia...
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The conservation of soil and multiple ecosystem services it provides, is crucial for human well-being, for pursuing many of the Sustainable Development Goals and for addressing some of the most important challenges of our society. However several factors contribute to soil degradation, including climatic characteristics, lithological and morphologi...
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The increasing impacts of climate and land use change directly impact habitat quality and biodiversity. Monitoring the habitats quality can be a valuable tool for the conservation of biodiversity, as it is an indicator of biodiversity. This research work aims to ap-ply the InVEST Habitat Quality model to compare two different cases study from Portu...
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Soil erosion in fired areas is one of the main environmental problem involves degrading the quality of the soil and reducing the productivity of the affected lands. The aim of this work is to implement a procedure that analyzes the change detection of the potential soil eroded in a burned area, and discriminate the amount of potential soil loss. As...
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The main transformation dynamics in the province of Potenza territory (Basilicata region in the south of Italy) correspond to those of urban sprinkling. The urban sprinkling phenomena is typical of mainly mountainous internal areas with indices of settlement density and artificial coverage ratios very low. The temporal and spatial analysis of the u...
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This study analyzes urban street network of the city of Potenza in Basilicata region to provide input for a sustainable urban mobility-based strategy enabling students to reach schools through the use of low-carbon transport modes’ share. The analyses have been carried out by using Place Syntax Analysis in order to identify a network of paths which...
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Social, demographic and economics transformations occurred in Basilicata Region (Italy) since 1950’s, have been developed transformations not always linked to effective and sustainable urban planning tools. A general research gap regards the tools for assessing such effectiveness of planning. In this work we describe the preliminary design of a the...
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Landslides represent a major geomorphological feature influencing the evolution of the southern Apennine slopes with earth flows being one of the most representative types of landslide. The development of earth flows in the southern Apennines is facilitated by the widespread occurrence of clayey lithologies. Earth flows can either produce marked sc...
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The main objective of the present study was to integrate a logistic regression (LR) model and a geographic information system (GIS) technique to analyze the urban transformations patterns and investigate the relationship between urban transformation dynamics and its various determinant forces. The case study concerns the territory of the province o...
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È stato possibile osservare similitudini tra l'area di Wuhan nella provincia di Hubei con quelle della metropoli nella Pianura Padana, riferite in particolare alle con-dizioni geografiche e climatiche (presenza di fiumi e corpi idrici, terreni pianeggianti, limitata circolazione atmosferica e scarsità di vento), condizioni socio-economiche (produzi...