Quality of life in European cities and in most of the world is decreasing due to an increase of pollution levels, increase of heat islands, decreased biodiversity, flooding and extreme events also related to climate change. This can have detrimental effects for human health and well-being. At the same time cities are a large source of carbon and only a few attempts are underway to improve carbon sequestration at local level.
The main objective of the Conference is to show how a trans-disciplinary approach to urban planning based on Green Infrastructure as Nature Based Solutions will enable maximization Ecosystem Services provision making future cities more resilient and sustainable.
The Conference will bring together urban foresters, landscape architects, arborists, plant physiologists, ecologists, economists, epidemiologists, sociologists, students, urban planners and managers and enable different communities such as researchers and academics, practitioners, policy makers, administrators, and the private sector to exchange knowledge and insights…read more