On Tuesday September 26th from 6 p.m. in Rome Transforming Biocities: Designing Urban Spaces Inspired by Nature is held, a meeting with leading international experts on Biocities, trees and forests in urban areas, which also includes the presentation of the book of the same name, published by Springer, with Giuseppe E. Scarascia-Mugnozza (Head of EFI’s Biocities Facility), Vicente Guallart (architect), Fabio Salbitano (professor, University of Sassari), Giovanna Ottaviani Aalmo (researcher, Norwegian Institute of Bioeconomy Research), also Stefano Boeri and the Stefano Boeri Architetti Research Team as editors.
The book focuses on the concept of BioCities, which aims to unify nature and urban spaces to reverse the effects of global climate change and inequality. Following this principle, the authors propose multiple approaches for the sustainable growth of cities, aiming to highlight aspects to develop a city that is a resilient socio-ecological system based on nature.
The event includes a first panel entitled Transforming Biocities: new research and innovation, with speakers Jerylee Wilkens-Alleman, Bern University of Applied Science: Social participation for urban forest management and Matilda van den Bosch, ISGlobal Barcelona: Health benefits of trees in cities.
A second panel, moderated by Cristina Nadotti, journalist for “la Repubblica – Green&Blue”, features speeches by Giuseppe Scarascia-Mugnozza, EFI Biocities & University of Tuscia; Jerylee Wilkens-Alleman, Bern University of Applied Science; Alessandra Capuano, Director of the Department of Architecture & Design, La Sapienza University of Rome; Maria Beatrice Andreucci, Faculty of Architecture, La Sapienza University of Rome; Matilda van den Bosch, ISGlobal Barcelona.