Day 1

9.00 – 10.00 Teatro Sociale
OPENING CEREMONY

chaired by Simone Borelli (FAO)  
Welcoming and opening speeches
Mr. Mattia Palazzi (Mayor, Municipality of Mantova)
Mr. Attilio Fontana (President, Lombardia Region) The Organizing Committee of the Forum:
Mr. Hiroto Mitsugi (Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department FAO)
Mr. Federico Bucci (Politecnico di Milano, Vice Rector  of Mantova Campus)
Mr. Marco Marchetti (President, SISEF)
Mr. Stefano Boeri (Co-chair of the Scientific Committee,  Architect and Full Professor at Politecnico di Milano  and Tongji University, Shanghai)
Mr. Cecil Konijnendijk (Co-chair of the Scientific Committee  and Professor of Urban Forestry at the University of British Columbia) Video message by Karmenu Vella (European Commissioner  for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries) 

10.00 – 11.00 Teatro Sociale
PLENARY KEYNOTES

chaired by Simone Borelli (FAO)
The Forests that walked with the Cities: talking
history, trees and cities

speakers: Mr. Fabio Salbitano (University of Florence),  
Mr. C.Y.Jim (Education University of Hong Kong) 

The role of trees and forests in the history of landscape architecture
speaker: Mr. Joe McBride (UC Berkeley)

11.30 – 17.30 Politecnico / Aula A.1.6
Urban Conflict and Convergence in the Anthropocene

organizer: Urban Europe Research Alliance (UERA – JPI)
*EVENT BY INVITATION ONLY *

11.00 –11.30 Teatro Sociale
Coffee Break

11.30 – 13.00
PARALLEL SESSION 1
THE PAST AND GREEN CITIES (PS 1) 

Teatro Sociale  
• PS 1.1 Green Cities

chaired by Alan Simson
Andrej Verlic Ljubljana - A City in the forest / Paul Mandibondibo New International Collaborative Project Green Cities for Papua  / Momath Diankha Project “Kaolack Green City” /Andrea Di Paolo Modena from green to forest city /Shashi Bhushan Urban Forestry in changing Environment: A Case Study of National Capital Region, Delhi, India /  
Amna Rafi Chaudhry Lahore -The City of Gardens /
Laurent Bray Improving the urban forest approach in Limoges, France

FUM / Salone Mantegnesco  
• PS 1.2 Changing People And Benefits

chaired by Luiz de Lima Pedreira
William Hubbard  Assessing the Outcomes and Impacts of a Federal Urban 
 & Community Forestry Grant Program in the United States  / Prapassorn Siriwichai 
 Sustainable development in the peri-urban green area by local community: a case study of Kung Bangkrachao community,Thailand  /
Ana Paula Duarte Participatory inventory of Urban Forest: case study on community involvement by the volunteer program “voluntarboles”/
Ranjit Singh Gill /Policy and legal issues relating to urban forestry in India with particular reference to Meghalaya / Mi Sun Park  Policy for urban green space management in Democratic People’s Republic of Korea / Thomas Campagnaro  /Relations between perceived stress-relief and safety and green infrastructure features in a historical urban landscape

FUM /  Aula Matilde di Canossa  
• PS 1.3 Changing Spaces and Places

chaired by Pedro Calaza-Martínez
Chiara Cortinovis Is urban spatial development on the right track? Comparing strategies and trends in the European Union / Silvija Krajter A systematic review of urban forest and green space related research in the Mediterranean / Barbara Boifava  The fourth nature of the contemporary city: from Rio de Janeiro to Seattle / Al Zelaya  Make  No Little Plans: Achieving Burnham’s Livable City Vision in Chicago and the Philippines / Roberto Diolaiti – Urban forest management for better cities: case studies and trends from the Board of Directors of public green spaces in Italy / Giovanni Trentanovi  Wild urban woodlands: inappropriate occupier of abandoned spaces?

FUM / Aula Magna  
• PS 1.4 Changing Environment

chaired by Silvano Fares
Mesanlibor Syiem Tiewsoh The Air Quality Shift and Micro Climate of Shillong City in Conjunction with Green Spaces. A Case Study of a City  in North Eastern India / Lihua Cui  Analysis of heat mitigation strategies  of Zen Gardens to extremely hot weather conditions in Kyoto, Japan Camila Sattler  From Lomas to Invasion: A huge loss of biodiversity and green areas on the slopes of Lima / Claudia Cocozza Dendrochemistry  to reconstruct environmental pollution in urban forestry context /  Thami Croeser / The role of land use and development processes on tree removal patterns in the City of Melbourne, Australia / Federico Valerio Moresi Landslide susceptibility map in the green peri-urban context of Rome

13.00 – 14.00 FUM
Lunch break


14.00 – 15.30
SIDE EVENTS

Sala degli Stemmi
Forests of the plain and volunteering -  
The experience of the WWF in the Province of Mantova

speakers: Donato Artoni (WWF Mantovano)
organizers: WWF mantovano, WWF Italia

FUM / Aula Matilde di Canossa
Introduction and spread of pests and diseases  in urban forests

speakers: Francesca Ossola (ERSAF), Mariangela Ciampitti  
(ERSAF), Beniamino Cavagna (Regione Lombardia),  
Paolo Arienti (Assofloro) / organizers: ERSAF, Lombardia Region

FUM / Aula Magna
Stewardship Stories from the Urban Forest:
People as positive agents of change

speakers: Lindsay Campbell, Laura Landau, Michelle Johnson,  
Erika Svendsen / organizer: United States Forest Service

Politecnico / Aula A.0.2
Forests Urbanism

speakers: Bruno De Meulder and Kelly Shannon (University  of Leuven), Klaus K. Loenhart (TU Graz) / moderator: Maria Chiara Pastore (Politecnico di Milano) 

14.00 – 15.30
FUM / Salone Mantegnesco
POSTER EXHIBITION OPENING  
AND POSTER SESSION 1


15.30 – 17.00
PARALLEL SESSION 2
BETWEEN PAST AND PRESENT (PS 2) 


FUM / Aula Magna  
• PS 2.1 Changing People

chaired by Gu Lin
Carlo Gomez CommuniAct - Avenue to Changing Urban Cities  and People / Nicole Cavender Professional Gardens can contribute important knowledge and resources to urban forestry; the Morton Arboretum as a leading example in the US / Adrina Bardekjian Girls  Talk Trees: Examining barriers to women in arboriculture and urban forestry across Canada and the United States / Lorien Nesbitt – Human faces, forest places: an examination of urban green equity in multicultural cities / Sarah Marder Creating a New Narrative: Storytelling for Social Change / Rik De Vreese Social representations of nature can they contribute to understanding citizen relation with urban trees

FUM / Aula Matilde di Canossa  
• PS 2.3 Changing Environment  
chaired by Chris Baines -  Clive Davies Exploring the role of urban forestry in Urban National Parks/ Renate S. Spaeth Wild urban forests and wood biomass short rotation landscape laboratories on former brownfield sites Ruhr Area, Germany nature based solutions in place making and place keeping / Tahia Devisscher  and Camilo Ordoñez: Urban forest in Latin America: challenges and opportunities for research and practice / Gayane Nersisyan - Studying indicator parameters of ecological tolerance of trees under conditions of the city of Yerevan / Claudia Alzetta Streamlining Tree Selection: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services  and Tree needs in Padova (Italy) / Michelle Johnson Taking care of  New York City’s urban forest: Understanding civic environmental stewardship outcomes / Halima Nakasaga A review of climate change adaptation strategies in major cities in Uganda

FUM / Aula Matilde di Canossa  
• PS 2.3 Changing Environment  

chaired by Chris Baines
Clive Davies Exploring the role of urban forestry in Urban National Parks Renate S. Spaeth Wild urban forests and wood biomass short rotation landscape laboratories on former brownfield sites Ruhr Area, Germany nature based solutions in place making and place keeping / Tahia Devisscher  Urban forest in Latin America: challenges and opportunities for research and practice / Camilo Ordonez Urban Forests in Latin America: a Synthesis of Research & Management Practices / Claudia Alzetta Streamlining Tree Selection: Biodiversity, Ecosystem services  and Tree needs in Padova (Italy) / Michelle Johnson Taking care of  New York City’s urban forest: Understanding civic environmental stewardship outcomes / Halima Nakasaga A review of climate change adaptation strategies in major cities in Uganda

Teatro Sociale
• PS 2.4 Changing Benefits
 
chaired by Thomas Randrup
David Nowak  Changing Global Urban Tree Cover and Benefits / Francesco Ferrini Effect of heavy pruning on tree growth and physiology and on microclimate conditions / Gina Serrano  Using the vitality class approach for the study of the status and condition of street trees in tropical cities. The case of Guayaquil, Ecuador / Charlie Shackleton  Urban resident’s favourite and disliked trees in eleven towns in Zimbabwe and South Africa / Carla Short Financing the Urban Forest, a San Francisco Success Story / Elisa Pieratti The contribution of peri-urban forests to the circular bioeconomy: the case study of Monte Morello in Italy / Mariangela Soraci Ecosystem services and benefits of Urban Forest and Green Infrastructure and in the urban rural divide

17.00 / 17.30 Teatro Sociale
Coffee break


17.30 / 19.30 Teatro Sociale
FOCUS DISCUSSION

The significance of Forests and Trees in the historical development of cities
moderated by Joe McBride panelists: / Mr. R. Deverell (Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew) / Ms. Cynnamon Dobbs (Universidad de Chile) / Mr. Gareth Doherty (GSD Harvard) /  Mr. Richard Weller (Penn University) / Ms. Sylvie Nail (University  of Nantes) 


EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
9.00 –  15.00 Politecnico di Milano / Aula A.1.7

Living Lab
Build your city forest
To learn about the new scenario-based learning game for students Build your city forest: Create a greener, healthier and happier world

10.00 / 15.00 Piazza Virgiliana
Tree Climbing activities in Piazza Virgiliana

organizer: SIA – ISA
PUBLIC EVENTS

9.00 – 18.00 Politecnico
Exhibition
Un tesoro di suolo: dal degrado urbano alla città circolare
curated by S.O.S. 4 LIFE

9.00 – 20.00 FUM / Casa Gialla
Photo Exhibition
Cambiare la natura delle città. Storie, cifre, notizie  e nomi delle foreste urbane e periurbane in Lombardia
curated by ERSAF

9.30 – 13.00 / 14.30 – 18.00 Palazzo D’Arco
Exhibition
Città per le persone. Mostra itinerante dei laboratori REBUS
Curated by REBUS. Renovation of public Buildings and Urban Spaces
Organizer: Emilia Romagna Region, Emilia Romagna ANCI, Politecnico di Milano, Ibimet, Proambiente

14.00 – 19.30 FUM / Salone Mantegnesco
Exhibition
Poster Exhibition 

18.00 – 19.30 Sala degli Stemmi
Public conference
Verde è Salute / Green is Health (Italian language)
speaker: Francesca Cirulli (Primo Ricercatore presso il Centro per le Scienze Comportamentali e la Salute Mentale dell’Istituto Superiore di Sanità e Presidente della European Brain and Behavior Society) / scientific advice: ISS Istituto Superiore di Sanità

18.30 – 19.30 Sala delle Capriate
Festivaletteratura for WFUF
Cambiamenti climatici e foreste: benefici per la società, conseguenze per gli ecosistemi, proposte di azione  
(Italian language)
Speakers: Giorgio Vacchiano, Emanuele Bompan

NIGHT EVENTS

18.30 – 22.30 Rotonda San Lorenzo
Planet Forest/ Audiovisual installation

Virtual landscapes, imaginary scenarios, a continuously  moving observatory and an infinite Forest by Propp

19.00-21.00 Teatro Bibiena
Ludwig ban Beethoven, Sinfonia n.6 in Fa maggiore, op.68 "Pastorale"
directed by Umberto Benedetti Michelangeli
OCM Orchestra da Camera di Mantova

19.00 – 23.00 Cinema Mignon
Festival Cinematografico Internazionale sulle Foreste / International Film Festival on Forests
For info: www.montagnaitalia.com
 
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