Conference of the National Institute of BioArchitecture

The presence of green areas in the urban context, attention to the quantity of spaces set aside and the quality of their maintenance, represent a meaningful indicator of livability and ecosustainability of cities. These and other themes will be discussed at the conference entitled Refertilizing the city: forms and functions of urban greenery. Outstanding speakers include the well-known French landscape expert Gilles Clément. Describing different design experiences, the speakers will develop reflections on the possibility of rethinking the city as a more fertile place, not just in strictly biological terms of fertility of the soil, but also in a symbolic way, extended to opportunities for the cultural and productive system of a city to be ‘nourished’ by the environment itself, in a virtuous cycle that covers the entire quality of life of those who live and work in the city, or simply visit it for tourism.