Day 1

28 November - Day 1 Technical and Scientific Programme​
 
09.00-10.00 Opening ceremony Welcoming and opening speeches
· Municipality of Mantua
· Lombardia Region
· Ministry of the Environment, Land and Sea
· Ministry of Agriculture and Forests
· Organizing Committee
Teatro Sociale
10.00-11.00 Plenary Keynotes Talking of history, trees and cities
Speaker: Mr. Fabio Salbitano (University of Florence) and Mr. C.Y. Jim (University of Hong Kong)

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

 
 Teatro Sociale
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30-13.00 Parallel sessions Changing people


Changing spaces and places


Changing environment


Changing benefits
Teatro Sociale


University Campus – Room 1


University Campus – Room 2


University Campus – Room 3
13.00-14.00 Lunch break 
14.00-15.30 Side events Enhancing plant diversity in Urban Forestry - role of botanic gardens
Organizer: Kew Gardens


Introduction and spread of pests and diseases in urban forests
Organizer: Lombardia Region


Title to be confirmed
Organizer: WWF


Title to be confirmed
Organizer: United States Forest Service
Teatro Sociale



University Campus – Room 1



University Campus – Room 2



University Campus – Room 3
15.30-17.00 Parallel sessions Changing people


Changing spaces and places


Changing environment


Changing benefits
Teatro Sociale


University Campus – Room 1


University Campus – Room 2


University Campus – Room 3
17.00-17.30 Coffee break
17.30-19.00 High-level panel Relationship man/nature/city in the Past
Panelists:
· Mr R. Deverell (Kew gardens)
· Ms H. Nagendra (Azim Premji University)
· Mr Gareth Doherty (GSD Harvard)
· Mr Richard Weller (Penn University)
· Ms Sylvie Nail (University of Nantes)
Teatro Sociale
There will be a number of other exciting awareness-raising, capacity building and demonstrative events during the week. The complete programme of the event will be published closer to the date.
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