Actions and progress

ACTION A.1 | PILOT AREA CHARACTERIZATION

Pilot areas, where new maintenance practices
will be tested, will be defined and characterized
within the cities of Rimini and Kraków.
These areas will contain a significant number of
plants belonging to the 10 most common species
in the two cities.

START DATE: 01/07/2018
END DATE: 30/09/2019

100%
ACTION C.1 | SMART IRRIGATION SYSTEM

A smart irrigation component will be developed,
aimed to identify critical thresholds of irrigation,
based on climatic models and tree species water
requirements.Thanks to this component,
water will be delivered when and where actually
needed.

START DATE: 01/07/2018
END DATE: 30/06/2019

80%
ACTION C.2 | EFFICIENT PROGRAMMING OF JOBS
AND CONTROL ACTIVITIES

A component, aimed to program jobs and control activities
more efficiently, will be developed, allowing to optimize
the sequence of works on green areas, and so the routing
of vehicles, in order to reduce the carbon footprint
of maintenance activities.

START DATE: 01/01/2019
END DATE: 31/12/2019

70%
ACTION C.3 | INTEGRATION OF ECOSYSTEM SERVICES

Ecosystem services provided by urban trees
(e.g. CO2 assimilation and pollutants absorption)
will be calculated for each tree basing on its specie,
age and site of growth. This will allow to know benefits
(not only the costs) related to urban green areas.

START DATE: 01/07/2018
END DATE: 31/12/2019

70%
ACTION C.4 | INTEGRATION OF MONITORING THROUGH IOT,
METEO AND REMOTE SENSING DATA

Sensor data, remote sensing data and meteorological
forecasts will be integrated in the management platform
to improve the monitoring of green areas, enabling the
early detection of tree diseases and the alert on severe
meteorological event.

START DATE: 01/07/2018
END DATE: 30/06/2021

60%
ACTION C.5 | URBANGREEN PORTAL AND APP

Public participation will be enabled through a
dedicated web portal and app targeted to citizens:
urban dwellers will have the possibility to better
know characteristics and ecosystem services provided
by green areas and suggest actions to improve
greenery management.

START DATE: 01/01/2019
END DATE: 30/06/2020

10%
ACTION C.6 | TESTING AND DEMONSTRATION OF
LIFE URBANGREEN IN THE PILOT AREAS

Developed components will be tested on selected areas:
pilot plot, managed according to the URBANGREEN approach,
will be coupled with control plot, where traditional practices
will be carried out. This comparison will allow to highlight
the differences between innovative and traditional maintenance
practices.

START DATE: 01/10/2019
END DATE: 30/06/2021

10%

Project Results

Completed Deliverables

  • Final definition and characterization of pilot areas

  • Report with algorithm for water requirement

  • TOR for Smart Irrigation System

  • Dissemination plan

  • Analysis of the integration of RS, meteo and IOT data in urban green area management

  • Analysis of the needs and criteria for workforce planning and description of optimization algorithm

  • Analysis and provisional Algorithms to calculate the CO2 sequestration, pollutants reduction and microclimate influence

  • Report on needs assessment of public portal and app for Rimini and Krakow

  • Inventory of pilot areas based on mobile laser scanning

  • Report of data acquisition of pilot areas

Milestones reached

  • Kick-off meeting

  • Website is operating

  • Pilot areas to run the demonstration of URBANGREEN are definitively selected and fully characterized

  • Spring measurements completed

  • Summer measurements completed

  • Fall measurements completed