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CfP_ HEALTHY LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE: green, regeneration, safety_banner

6 June 2018 – 8 June 2018

green, regeneration, safety

Bologna, IT
• Alma Mater Studiorum Università di Bologna 
• UNISCAPE (European Network of Universities for the Implementation of the European Landscape Convention)

For the first time in history more than half the world’s population resides in cities, a proportion that is expected to increase to 66 per cent by 2050. While, on the one hand, rural areas are under pressure due to the growth of urban areas, on the other hand, the demand for urban green areas is increasing, as recommended in the international strategic program ‘Healthy Cities’ of the World Health Organization. Prevention and safety in our living environment are the new basis for actions, policies, and projects aimed at promoting landscape quality and urban regeneration. Green areas play a crucial role for the healthiness of urban and periurban areas, reducing the heat island effect and improving the resilience to heat waves, mitigating soil, air and water pollution, thus playing a key role in environmental regeneration. Moreover, green systems are crucial to enhance ecosystem services and improve the ecological value, also in rural environments. Design and management of open spaces and green areas, urban agriculture and urban forestry are closely related with sustainability, in terms of healthiness of urban areas and countryside, green regeneration and requalification of degraded areas, mobility and smart cities, carbon footprint reduction, energy and resource sustainability, also in a circular economy perspective, and social inclusion and recovery promotion. Experts in landscape-related disciplines, vegetation and agricultural and forestry sciences, green areas design and management, urban regeneration and sustainability, environmental and urban prevention and monitoring, geography, social sciences, environmental psychology, as well as planners and decision makers, are invited to join a deeply interdisciplinary conference which aims at exploring the manifold and mutual relationships which are at the basis of the landscape-safety nexus, crosscutting research and practical experiences and policies bridging the landscape and green planning, health, and urban policies fields.


Uniscape activities
June 6 | Bologna, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna City Centre
9 -11,30 am: Uniscape General Assembly
12 am: Uniscape open meeting

• June 6 | Bologna, Aula Giorgio Prodi, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna City Centre
1 am: Conference registration opens
1 pm: welcome lunch
2 pm: Conference opening and welcome address of the authorities
3 pm: Keynote speech
4 pm – 6.30 pm: oral presentations and discussion
• June 7 | University of Bologna, Imola district, Palazzo Sersanti, Piazza Matteotti 8, Imola
8.30 am: bus transfer from Bologna to Imola
9.30 am: welcome address of the authorities
10 am: Keynote speech
11 am: oral presentations and discussion
1 pm: lunch
2 pm: oral presentations and discussion
4 pm: bike field trip at green areas of the city with on field lectures/discussions
8.30 pm: gala dinner (transfer by bus), return to Bologna after dinner (transfer by bus)
• June 8 | Bologna, Aula Giorgio Prodi, Piazza San Giovanni in Monte, Bologna City Centre
9 am: welcome address of the authorities
9.30 am: Keynote speech
10.30 am: oral presentations and discussion
1 pm: lunch
2 pm: oral presentations and discussion
4.30 pm: world café / roundtable discussion
6 pm: conclusions and conference closing

 urban planning, landscape projects and health promotion
• green/landscape-health/prevention nexus
• green regeneration and sustainability
• green-landscape-health and education

Juan Manuel Palerm Salazar (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, UNISCAPE President)
Living in the landscape: health as a project
David Miller (James Hutton Institute)

Green Health - Contribution of green and open space in public health and wellbeing
Ben Wheeler (European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School)
Are natural environments really good for your health and wellbeing? What does the evidence say, and why do we need it?ù
Anne Tietjen (University of Copenhagen, Department of Geosciences and Natural Resource Management, Landscape Architecture and Planning)
Welfare landscapes revisited: Legacy and possible futures of green open spaces in Danish postwar social housing estates
• Magali Rogel (Direction Espaces Verts, Responsable du Pôle Aménagement des Paysages Urbains, Ville de Lyon)
Lyon’s "green strategy", from urban planning to sustainable green spaces conception.

Andrew C Klee (Public Health, School of Health and Related Research, The University of Sheffield)
The health benefits of urban green spaces
Andrea Sisti (President of the World Association of Agronomists, President of CONAF, member of the Committee for public green development of the Italian Ministry for the Environment)
Green and sustainability: professional challenges and opportunities
Margherita Ferrante (Director Responsible for Environmental and Food Hygiene Laboratories,Department G. F. Ingrassia, Catania University, Director Responsible for Hygiene Complex Operative Unit AOU Policlinico V.E.)
Environment and health promotion in urban areas

• Patrizia Tassinari (University of Bologna)
• Juan Manuel Palerm Salazar (Uniscape President)
• Tessa Matteini (Uniscape Director)
• Daniele Torreggiani (University of Bologna)
• Danilo Monarca (Tuscia University)
• Giacomo Scarascia Mugnozza (University of Bari)
• Riccardo Fichera (University of Reggio Calabria)
• Giovanni Cascone (University of Catania)
• Riccardo Gulli (University of Bologna)
• Simona Tondelli (University of Bologna)
• Anna Letizia Monti (Italian Association of Landscape architecture (AIAPP, member of IFLA –International Federation of Landscape Architects)
• Ben Wheeler (European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter Medical School)
• David Miller (James Hutton Institute)
• Roderick Drew (President of the International Society for Horticultural Science - ISHS)
• Christine Fürst (President of the International Association for Landscape Ecology - IALE)
• Tadeusz Juliszewski (President of International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering - CIGR)
• Shelley Egoz (Centre for Landscape Democracy  - CLaD, Norwegian University of Life Sciences)
• Andrea Sisti (President of the World Association of Agronomists, President of CONAF)

Abstract submission deadline: 06.03.2018
Notification of acceptance: 19.03.2018
Early bird registration deadline: 31.03.2018
Extended abstract submission deadline: 04.05.2018

Abstracts must be submitted online, using the abstract template and the abstract submission form available on the conference website.

Regular fee€ 350 (until 31.03.18) € 450 (from 1.04.18)
Reduced fee* (Uniscape members, members of the societies providing patronage):  € 250 (until 31.03.18) € 320 (from 1.04.18)
Reduced fee for PhD students and research fellows (non-permanent staff) (gala dinner and bus transfers not included):  € 140 (until 31.03.18) € 180 (from 1.04.18)
• Possibility of daily fee: € 120 (gala dinner not included). Registration form and registration fee payment instructions available on the conference website. 

*The fee includes: lunches June 6, 7 and 8, gala dinner June 7, bus transfers, conference proceedings, bike rental. Free participation for students (lunches, gala dinner and bus transfers not included).

A selection of hotels with reduced accommodation rates and reduced train fares will be available for conference attendants.

Conference website 

Event schedule:

  • Start: 06-06-2018
  • End: 06-08-2018.
CfP_ HEALTHY LANDSCAPES CONFERENCE: green, regeneration, safety