Green Skills For Cities

New Perspectives on Urban Nature-based Solutions

UNIGE is pleased to announce the New Perspectives on Urban Nature-based SolutionsThe Symposium will take place in Genova on the 24th November 2023 .

As we navigate through a changing climate and rapid globalisation, integrating knowledge from diverse fields becomes essential. What does that mean for education and training? Join our event to discover the potential of transdisciplinary education and help shape a resilient future. We will be exploring the demand for and opportunities of green skills with voices from the private sector, educators, and future professionals. Together we will highlight shortcomings and necessary changes to pave the way for the next generation of changemakers.

This symposium will showcase the project’s final outputs (Training for Trainers, “Long-term” and “Short-term programme” respectively), an overall educational programme for trainers, learners (Master’s/PhD students) from different backgrounds (architecture, botany, design, and business & economy) and countries (Italy, Spain, and Austria), developed within the Green Skills 4 Cities EU-funded project. 

International invited speakers (Germany, Austria, and United Kingdom) will provide an overview of the new perspectives on urban Nature-based solutions with potentials and future goals for the new generation of professionals to be trained thanks to interdisciplinary resources available online.

Round tables will allow the debated on the key topics of the symposium between private and public stakeholders to support the replication of interdisciplinary programme to support new generation of professionals.


2:30-2:45pm – Welcome and introduction to the event and presentation of Green Skills 4 Cities 
2:45-3:20 pm – “Evidence-based Methods for Climate Adaptation of Built Environments”, keynote presentation from Daniele Santucci (RWTH Aachen University) 
3:20-4:00 pm – “Urban Landscapes, linking Urban Planning and Co-Habitation”, keynote presentation from Thomas Hauck (TU Wien) 
4:00 – 4:45 pm – “World cafe” with Q&A 
4:45 – 5:45 pm “Maximising Biodiversity in Nature-Based Solutions. A 30-Year Journey and a Window on the Future”, keynote presentation from Micheal Wells (Biodiversity by Design Ltd) 
5:45 – 6:30pm – Wrap-up and conclusions