IFLA EUROPE Agricultural Landscape WG Webinar ‘Symbiotic Relationship between the Urban and the Rural’, 21 September 2022, 13h CET
IFLA Europe is organising online webinar entitled “Symbiotic Relationship between the Urban and the Rural” which will take place on 21 September 2022 at 13h CET.
The webinar is organised by IFLA EUROPE Agricultural Landscapes Working Group as a part of the IFLA World series of regional events entitled ‘On the Pursuit for Territorial Justice and Food Security” organised by IFLA World Working Group on Agriculture and Landscapes.
By definition sustainable food production should secure - clean water, clean air, microbial healthy soils, nature recovery and build resilience for the future. Climate change, the extinction of wildlife, security of food and energy, alongside the health and wellbeing of everyone, imposes a new imperative to the management of land and natural resources. Should we look at the way rural land is managed with different eyes?
Landscape Architects are well positioned to deliver the new agenda by providing the multi-functional rural outcomes to benefit both the town and countryside. We combine our science and art-based training to place making. By creative land management, design and limiting the expansion of urban development across fertile land, we can regain
the balanced relationship between cities and the countryside.
Join us and share your thoughts-Register in advance for this event: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsf—pqjsiHtEXeu15QJznXFfSIur_VfAi
13.00 Carlos Jankilevich, Chair IFLA World Working Group Agricultural Landscapes, National Association Costa Rica
13.05 Francesca Neonato, Chair IFLA Europe Working Group Agricultural Landscapes, AIAPP Italy
3 Keynote Speakers - 20 minutes each
13.05 - 13.25 Land and Natural Resource Management - The New Agenda
Merrick Denton Thompson - IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes WG member, OBE FLI/Past President of the Landscape Institute UK
13.30 - 13.55 Blur the lines between urban and rural. A pact between cities and countryside
Lena Athanasiadou, IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes WG member, PHALA Greece
Manuel Sanchez, IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes WG member, AEP Spain
4.00 - 14.20 Planning and managing future green cities for human health and well-being
Francesco Ferrini, University of Florence, Italy
14.25 – 15.25 Discussion with the panellist, Q&A - 60 minutes
Moderator Steffi Schüppel, IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes Working Group, BAK/bdla Germany
Mihail DUMITRU, Deputy Director-General Directorate General Agriculture and Rural Development (AGRI), responsible for General Aspects of Rural
Development and Research, DG Agriculture
Krisztina Kincses, National Representative of the European Landscape Convention, Hungary CDCPP Committee of the Council of Europe
Eugen Panescu, Architects’ Council of Europe, Romania
Jurgen Tack, European Landowners’ Organisation Scientific Director
15.25-15.30 Conclusions and closing remarks:
Steffi Schüppel, IFLA Europe Agricultural Landscapes Working Group and Francesca Neonato, Chair, IFLA EUROPE Working Group Agricultural Landscapes