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Conference 2022


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Cities are at a crossroads, moving from a traditional development model to an urban regeneration process that promotes a sustainable, inclusive, healthy, innovative and equitable change in dialogue with citizens and nature.

Nature for Innovative and Inclusive Urban Regeneration (NATiURB) is the first international conference organised by URBiNAT, an H2020 project, funded under the European programme Demonstrating innovative nature-based solutions in cities.

NATiURB is a two-day public conference to be held in Milan, on 16-17 June 2022. The first day is a “Cities Conference” that will be organised in Fondazione Giangiacomo Feltrinelli (FGF) venue where URBiNAT cities will share the co-creation of the healthy corridor that is being developed in their intervention area with the local communities.

The second day is a “Scientific Conference” held at IULM university campus. URBiNAT partners propose twenty sessions to promote the discussion on the concepts, methodologies and practices that are being developed.

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PROGRAMME

Day 1

Feltrinelli Foundation

Part 1: Keynotes, Round Tables & Pitches

09:00 – 09:30: Welcome Session
09:20 – 09:30: European Commission presentation
09:30 – 09:45: Keynote 1
09:45 – 10:30: Round Table 1
10:30 – 11:00: Coffee Break
11:00 – 11:15: Keynote 2
11:15 – 12:00: Round Table 2
12:00 – 12:30: 5-minute pitches x 5 invited speakers
12:30 – 14:00: Lunch

Part 2: URBiNAT Cities Fair  – world café

14:00 – 14:30: Citizens engagement
14:30 – 15:00: Co-diagnostic of the intervention area
15:00 – 15.30: Co-design of NBS and healthy corridor
15:30 – 16:00: Co-implementation of NBS
16:00 – 16:30: Co-governance model
16:30 – 17:00: Co-monitoring the healthy corridor impact (frontrunners)

Day 2

IULM, Milan

  • ROOM 1: Co-creating NBS for Sustainable Cities

    09:30 – 11:00: Session 1A: Methodologies and tools for multi species co-existence and collaboration

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 1B: Methodological approaches to enhance the impacts on urban space and nature-based solutions: recognising knowledge co-production based on social sciences and humanities

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 1C: Direct and indirect benefits of water and vegetation in healthy corridors

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 1D: Food production and related nature-based activities for the development of sustainable and resilient cities

  • ROOM 2: Innovating Public Space for Inclusive Cities

    09:30 – 11:00: Session 2A: Architecture of participation – symbiotic practices and theories for an inclusive public space

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 2B: Urban plans for more inclusive and healthier cities: innovative municipal strategies and partnerships

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 2C: Feminist co-creation of NBS for urban regeneration

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 2D: The circular city: heritage, environment, businesses and governance

  • ROOM 3: Transforming Governance for Innovative Cities

    9:30 – 11:00: Session 3A: Whose right to the city? Functional diversity and the co-creation of nature-based solutions for an inclusive public space

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 3B: Building the right to the city through diverse spaces of commoning: which role for ruling frameworks?

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 3C: Co-governance for the co-creation of nature-based solutions

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 3D: Cultural mapping in the city’s co-creation processes toward sustainability

  • ROOM 4: Engaging Citizens for Healthy Cities

    9:30 – 11:00: Session 4A: Inclusive planning process: linking informal to formal

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 4B: Citizen engagement and the co-creation of nature-based solutions for sustainable urban development

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 4C: Active involvement of children and youth in the co-creation and decision-making processes involved in nature-based solutions for the advancement of sustainable urban development

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 4D: Nature-based solutions and their effect on health, wellbeing and behavior

  • ROOM 5: Changing Economy for Equitable Cities

    9:30 – 11:00: Session 5A: Social and solidarity economy as driver for resilient living places

    11:30 – 13:00: Session 5B: Economy for Equitable Cities

    14:30 – 16:00: Session 5C: Cities for whom? Asymmetries, economies and exclusion in the urban space

    16:30 – 18:00: Session 5D: Urban regeneration and social innovation: Social and Business Opportunities

Interactive Programme

For the detailed programme of the two-day event, please see:

Interactive Conference Programme

The interactive programme allows you to browse day-by-day and to filter sessions according to your interests. Just click on a session for further information such as the session description, chairpersons, speakers, etc.

Call for Abstracts

The Call for Abstracts is now open!

Abstracts may only be submitted through the Online Submission Portal.

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Scientific Committees

Internal Scientific Committee

  • Gonçalo Canto Moniz – CES
  • Milena Tasheva – UACEG
  • Tom Mackenzie – ITEMS
  • Guido Ferilli – IULM
  • Beatriz Caitana da Silva – CES
  • Ingrid Andersson – IKED
  • Isabel Ferreira – CES
  • Thomas Andersson – IKED
  • Nathalie Nunes – CES
  • Marco Acri – UNG
  • José Miguel Lameiras – CIBIO
  • Américo Mateus – GUDA
  • Beatrice Bechet – IRSTV
  • Susana Leonor – GUDA
  • Philippe Bodénan – IRSTV
  • Federico Magrin – FGF
  • Andrea Zucca – FGF
  • Mohamed El Boujjoufi – UA
  • Nathalie Vallet – UA

Registration

Conference Registration will open on 15 April 2022

Please keep in mind some  important dates:
Call for Abstracts Open: 10 January 2022
Abstracts Submission Deadline: 4 March 2022
Conference Registration Opens: 15 April 2022
Notification of Acceptance: 15 April 2022
Submission of Expanded Abstracts (600 words): 31 May 2022
Conference Dates: 16-17 June 2022
Final Paper Submission Deadline: 30 September 2022
Publication Conference Proceedings: January 2023