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A support system for hight-quality urban green management in Tuscany


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Nowadays, several ongoing processes, ranging from climate change to alien pests spreading, make plants protection and green care more complex, forcing the adoption of stringent management rules and changing traditional operational frameworks. In Tuscany, green maintenance has become extremely challenging for municipal technical departments and private companies having the responsibility of High-Quality Urban Green Area Management (HQ-UGAM), characterized by different types of plants and services. The application of new technologies such IoT (Internet of Things), geomatics and automation, could provide concrete assistance for precision gardening, increasing the sustainability of the management practices.  This paper describes the general structure and main components of GARANTES, a support system for green maintenance, oriented also to improve the analytical performance of decision-makers and stakeholders in site design and fieldwork programming.


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Integrated System, Agrometeorological modeling, Precision gardening, Environmental sustainability, Fieldwork scheduling; ICT solutions

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2423/i22394303v10n2p37

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