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Debrief - European Conference Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion,
The European Conference on "Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion" was
jointly organised by Directorate I 'Climate Action and Resource Efficiency', the Municipality of Milan and the Scientific Committee for Milan EXPO 2015, under the auspices of the Italian Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The theme of this conference complemented the one identified for the European Conference "Renaturing Cities: Addressing Environmental Challenges and the Effects of Economic Crisis Through Nature-Based Solutions", held in Brussels on 13-14 May 2014 under the auspices of the Hellenic Presidency of the Council of the EU.
The conference was set-up in line with a systemic and multidisciplinary approach in order to allow a fruitful exchange of experiences among different stakeholders on the link between renaturing cities, social cohesion, resilience, health and wellbeing both in urban and peri-urban areas. Moreover, the Conference explored new instruments of urban governance, facilitating the interplay between policymaking,
market-driven actions and grassroots initiatives. In the context of Milan EXPO 2015 the event served as a showcase to demonstrate how Europe is leading the process of renaturing cities and how this European expertise could be up-taken at the international level.
 
Debrief - European Conference Renaturing Cities: Systemic Urban Governance for Social Cohesion, Milan 1-2 December 2014 PDF icon 1.2 MB