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Fri, Apr 19 2024, 9:30am - 6pm
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Inter-university PhD in Civil-Environmental Engineering and Architecture (University of Trieste, University of Udine)

Integrated Master's Degree Course in Architecture - Design Laboratory for the Contemporary City / Prof. Sara Basso (University of Trieste)

Academic year 2023-2024

Join us on Friday 19 April 2024, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.00 p.m., at the Conference Center of the Gorizia Campus, via Bartolomeo d'Alviano 18, the for a study day entitled: "Agrifood Systems and Urban and Territorial Regeneration Processes. Disciplines, contexts and planning compared", organised by Sara Basso, Alessandra Marin and Camilla Venturini.

The relationship between food and the city has been a central focus of scholars and researchers since the end of the last millennium. Nowadays this relationship is also central to policies and projects adopted by various administrations. The intertwining of food cycles (production, processing, distribution, logistics, consumption, waste management) and urbanisation processes is recognised as a key node around which we must act if we are to successfully transition to a more ecological way of living and combat climate change. Moreover, the intertwining of food cycles but also has wider spatial, economic and social effects, such as the reduction of the multiple inequalities that characterise modern day life. In this light, reconfiguring agri-food systems by bringing them back to the territorial and local scale becomes a strategic sphere of action for the design of cities and territories, and also has important implications for the achievement of global sustainability goals.

The aim of the study day is to explore the relationship between food and the city through the reflective and practical elements of urban planning, highlighting how this relationship can be translated into policies, plans and projects at different scales. The day will be organised in two parts. In the morning, the discussion will focus on reflections and experiences of and in some Italian cities, in order to outline fields of action representative of different approaches and scales of intervention. The afternoon will instead focus on Friuli Venezia Giulia, considering examples of plans, projects and practices through which various actors are working to reconfigure agri-food systems, enhancing regional territories and landscapes, at a local scale.

The study day is supported by the FVG professional association of urban, landscape and heritage architects and participants can gain 8 professional training credits (CFP) for attendance. To have attendance recognised and credits awarded, participants must complete a self-certification on the services portal following the issue of a certificate of participation for the entire duration of the meeting.

For more details about the study day programme, please see the attachment below.

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