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However, the technical and economic feasibility of green roofs expansion, together with possible trade-offs concerning their maintenance such as water demand, should previously be assessed in Barcelona, especially for existing buildings. Proper management of existing green space can also contribute to air quality improvement. Yang et al. , intensity of pruning). , Nowak et al. 2006; Escobedo and Nowak 2009) suggest that meteorological conditions, mixing-layer height (the atmospheric layer which determines the volume available for the dispersion of pollutants, see Seibert et al.

Of plots 102 15 117 50 No. of plots with woody vegetationb Sample data 531 174 1844 544 No. of trees 79 55 329 89 No. 21 70 39 30 7 3 14 14 21 69 8 0 0 10 Table 1. Continued. 39 Pedestrian areas, vacant areas, areas in transformation 10 121 Intensively used areas Total a Based on land use subclasses from the 3rd edition of the Ecological Map of Barcelona (Burriel et al. ​org) to quantify the ecosystem services of air purification and climate regulation, and the disservice air pollution derived from BVOC emissions in both biophysical and economic terms.

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