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28 November / 1 December 2018

Mantua, Italy

CHANGING THE NATURE OF CITIES
Join us in Mantua to discuss how to make our cities greener, healthier and happier places. ​Putting together local authorities, urban foresters, arborists, landscape architects, urban planners and many other stakeholders to discuss multidisciplinary solutions for sustainable cities.

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07/30/2018A GROWING FOREST: CARPANETA

The Carpaneta Forest is a new forest, born in 2003, near the city of Mantua (Northern Italy), as result of a regional project of reconstitution of green areas in the Po Valley. It covers an area of 60 hectares, 41 ha of forest and 19 ha for public uses.

05/16/2018Excursion to Parco del Mincio

Special opening with guided visit of the Bertone nineteenth-century garden park and of its green heritage.

04/02/2018Field trip to “Bosco della Fontana”: an ancient peri-urban forest managed for biodiversity conservation

The participants of the World Forum on Urban Forests are invited for a field trip to the Nature Reserve “Bosco della Fontana”, an ancient forest historically and ecologically connected to the city of Mantova.

02/08/2018Urban forestry at the World Urban Forum

8 February 2018 - Today at the World Urban Forum in Kuala Lumpur, FAO and some partners will hold a side event on the importance of proper management of urban and periurban natural resources for the development of cities

02/02/2018International Day of Forests 2018: Forests and sustainable cities

Trees and urban forests can make our cities greener, healthier and happier places to live by cooling the air, filtering out harmful pollutants and mitigating the effects of climate change. 

11/28/2017World Forum on Urban Forests

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the City of Mantova, the Italian Society of Silviculture and Forest Ecology (SISEF) and the Politecnico di Milano are pleased to announce the 1st World Forum on Urban Forests.
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