Green solutions for removing and storing carbon in urban districts


  • Fabrizio Tucci 'Sapienza' University of Rome (Italy)
  • Marco Giampaoletti 'Sapienza' University of Rome (Italy)



urban greening, natural carbon sinks, climate neutrality of cities, urban forestation, green districts


This paper presents the research developments arising from the study of more than 100 tree and shrub species present in the Mediterranean basin according to their carbon absorption and storage capacities, defining an overview of use for parties active in the sector. The introduction of specific taxonomic storage indices defines the experimental phase performed in a public housing neighbourhood in Rome, illustrating a proposed urban reforestation project integrated with the overall one for regenerating the entire area of Italy’s Capital. The issue is of great scientific importance in light of the national and European strategies and policies contained respectively in the National Recovery Plan and the proposed New EU Forest Strategy – Fit for 55, currently pending in the European Parliament.


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Author Biographies

Fabrizio Tucci, 'Sapienza' University of Rome (Italy)

Full Professor of Architecture Technology, he is the Director of the Department of Planning, Design, Architecture Technology, Director of the Master of II level Environmental Technological Design, Coordinator of the Doctorate of Planning, Design, Architecture Technology. Among his research topics, there are national and international research activities in bioclimatic and bio-sustainable architecture, environmental technological design and green economy (where he is Coordinator of the Table of the States-General of Green Economy for Architecture and Urbanism).

Marco Giampaoletti, 'Sapienza' University of Rome (Italy)

Architect and PhD at the PDTA Department with a II level Master in Environmental Technological Design, he carries out his research activity in the field of climate mitigation strategies.


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How to Cite

Tucci, F. and Giampaoletti, M. (2022) “Green solutions for removing and storing carbon in urban districts”, AGATHÓN | International Journal of Architecture, Art and Design, 11(online), pp. 202–213. doi: 10.19229/2464-9309/11182022.



Architecture | Research & Experimentation