Greening the Vertical City – the Bosco Verticale and a Look into the Future of Urban Living

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Our cities are the result of the coalescence of multiple projects, at different scales, that spread onto the territory with different impacts; this gradual expansion has high environmental costs and must be improved if we don’t want to become its future victims.

As an answer to this concern, a new way to design and realize living buildings has been born: buildings covered by hundreds of trees and thousands of shrubs, bringing nature where there’s more need of it. Come and see the Bosco Verticale, or the Vertical Forest in Milan, Italy.

Conference Speaker

Laura Gatti

Studio Laura Gatti Landscape Consultants Principal

Laura Gatti is a Milan, Italy-born agronomist with her own firm Studio Laura Gatti Landscape Consultants which she established in 1992. Laura is co-designer of the multi-awarded 'Bosco Verticale' by Stefano Boeri, and she's following up the progress phase. After graduation in Agricultural Science at the University of Milan, Laura reached the Post-Graduate Diploma in Parks and Gardens at the University of Turin with full marks AE and honourable mention. Early on, the main field of activity in her career has been tree care including research, arboricultural implication studies, tree maintenance, development of alternative strategies, restoration of public and private historic parks: e.g. the well-known Giardino Ducale in Parma (1770 ca), the Cavalieri di Vittorio Veneto Park - Winter Olympic Games Turin 2006, and the Giuliano da Sangallo fortress in Pisa (1515 ca).

Among many others, Laura is co-designer of the multi-awarded 'Bosco Verticale' by Stefano Boeri, and she's following up the progress phase.

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