“Greener Cities”: international symposium on climate change
When: 09/12/2017 - 09/15/2017
From 12 to 15 September 2017, Bologna will host the international symposium Greener Cities for more efficient ecosystem services in a climate changing world, aimed at addressing topics related to climate change in the urban environment through opportunities provided by resilience, mitigation, and adaptation offered by ecosystem service provision by urban vegetation.
The international symposium, organized by the International Society for Horticultural Sciences-ISHS, will take place at several symbolic places of the city of Bologna. Sala Borsa will host the event opening, while “Le Serre dei Giardini Margherita” and the rooms of the University of Bologna in Via Belmeloro will provide conference areas.
The event will cover thematic areas ranging from horticulture to innovative technological solutions aimed at improving the efficiency and the management of urban green infrastructures. State of the art technologies will be addressed, considering transversal visions in which landscape architecture and environmental engineering meet the functional management of horticulture in the urban environment in order to maximise ecosystem service provision.
Therefore, the main themes of the symposium will be cities and climate change, smart horticulture for sustainable cities, green infrastructures for the promotion of ecosystem services and architectonic, urbanistic and engineering aspects related to green city design.
The conference aims at offering a forum for discussion to scientists, as well as academics, entrepreneurs, practitioners, and urban planning experts.
The event coordinators are Francesco Orsini and Giorgio Gianquinto from the Research centre in Urban Agriculture and Biodiversity-ResCUE-AB of the Alma Mater Studiorum-University of Bologna, and Teodoro Georgiadis from the Institute of Biometeorology of the National Research Council-CNR.
Further information is available on Green Cities 2017 Bologna website.