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Biodiversity, Landscape and Life Quality. Protected Areas for Urban Sustainability and Resilience

  • Castello del Valentino, Sala Vigliano 39 Viale Mattioli Torino, Piemonte, 10126 Italy (map)

The international workshop will investigate the relationship between Protected Areas (PAs) and human settlements, with specific reference to urban areas. This is a current topic in Europe: due to the progressive spreading of land-take processes and to the continuous and forceful growth of PAs, today PA policies are more and more confronted by urbanization processes. The generally shared perspective is that an alliance between PAs and “Cities”, as challenging as this may be, needs to be established in favour of both PAs and urban contexts. This topic is not yet deeply investigated by the scientific community and it entails some underlying and more general issues such as the relationship between PA Plans and urban and regional Plans, the need for a landscape approach in PA planning, the need for co-management approaches, the PA effectiveness.

Politecnico di Torino, Dipartimento Interateneo di Scienze, Progetto e Politiche del Territorio (DIST) - Castello del Valentino, Sala Vigliano
Capienza massima: 40 posti


9:30 AM – 12:30 AM – Topics and experiences in Europe 

Giulio Mondini, Head of DIST - Politecnico di Torino
Emma Salizzoni, European Documentation Centre on Nature Park Planning (CED PPN), DIST - Politecnico di Torino
Ingo Mose, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg - Germany
Thomas Hammer, University of Bern - Switzerland
Dominik Siegrist, University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil - Switzerland
Norbert Weixlbaumer, University of Vienna - Austria

2:00 PM – 4:30 PM – Issues and challenges in Italy

Introduction and conclusion - Angioletta Voghera, DIST - Politecnico di Torino, Community INU “Paesaggio e Biodiversità”

Carlo Alberto Barbieri, DIST - Politecnico di Torino, President of INU Piemonte-Valle D’Aosta
Chiara Devoti, DIST - Politecnico di Torino, School of Specialization in Architectural and Landscape Heritage – Politecnico di Torino
Massimo Sargolini, Università di Camerino, Community INU “Aree interne e Ricostruzione”
Andrea Arcidiacono, DAStU - Politecnico di Milano, INU Vice President
Bernardino Romano, Università dell’Aquila
Michele Ottino, Director of Parco Naturale Regionale Laghi di Avigliana
Stefania Grella, Director of Parchi Reali 

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM – Debate 

Organized by the European Documentation Centre on Nature Park Planning (CED PPN, DIST - Politecnico di Torino) and the New Regional Development in Protected Areas research group (NEReGRO group, Universities of Vienna, Rapperswil, Oldenburg, Bern), with the support of the School of Specialization in Architectural and Landscape Heritage (Politecnico di Torino) and the Management Authority of Parchi Reali.
In collaboration with INU and the Responsible Risk Resilience Centre - Politecnico di Torino (R3C). 


SDGs di riferimento: SDG11 (Sustainable cities and communities), SDG15 (Life on land), SDG3 (Good health and well-being)