Green Infrastructures and Urban forests for improving the environment and the quality of life

Il 17 November 2014, at Aula Marconi CNR, P.le Aldo Moro, 7 ROMA, COST FP1204 and IBAF-CNR organise the conference

Green Infrastructures and Urban forests for improving the environment and the quality of life

Programme

10.00 – Welcome
Luigi Nicolais, President of CNR
Enrico Brugnoli, Director of Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies of CNR
Angelo Massacci, Director of Institute of Agro-Environmental & Forest Biology (IBAF) of CNR
Carlo Calfapietra, Chair of COST Action FP1204 “GreenInUrbs”
URBAN FORESTS AND AIR QUALITY
10.30 Rocio Alonso, CIEMAT, Spain Improving urban air quality: why urban vegetation matters
10.50 Silvano Fares, CRA, Italy Role of VOC emitted by urban trees on air quality
11.10 Roeland Samson, University of Antwerp, Belgium PM deposition on trees in urban street canyons: the role of tree architecture
11.30 Fausto Manes, University La Sapienza, Italy Ecosystem Services of urban trees: the case of the metropolitan area of Rome
11.50 – Coffee break
MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE OF URBAN FORESTS FOR MAXIMIZING ECOSYSTEM SERVICES
12.10 David Pearlmutter, Ben Gurion University, Israel Greening the desert city: The challenge of microclimatic moderation in arid urban areas
12.30 Francesco Ferrini, University of Florence, Italy Urban Tree Management—What Research Tells Us
12.50 – Silvija Krajter, Croatian Forest Research Institute, Croatia Urban forest policy and governance in the Green Infrastructure approach
13.10 – Bram Gunther, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, USA The Urban Field Station and Science-driven Natural Resource Management in New York City
13.30 – Lunch
URBAN FORESTS FOR IMPROVING QUALITY OF LIFE
14.30 Lorenza Colletti, Corpo Forestale dello Stato, Italy Experiences of environmental education to improve the quality of life around Rome
14.50 Simone Borelli, FAO The potential contribution of urban and peri-urban forests to the livelihoods of urban dwellers in developing countries
15.10 Giovanni Sanesi, University of Bari, Italy Urban forests and quality of life: some experiences from Italy
15.30 – Round Table – Chair Alan Simson, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
16.30 – Conclusion

Free admittance. For information and registration please contact Ms. Lucia Cherubini FP1204.grantholder@ibaf.cnr.it

Scientific Organization
Enrico Brugnoli – CNR Department of Earth System Science and Environmental Technologies

Carlo Calfapietra – CNR Institute of Agro-environmental and Forest Biology

Websites: ww.greeninurbs.com http://www.dta.cnr.it