- “The new relationship between natural and artificial in tomorrow’s world”
Carlo Ratti, architect, co-designer of the Italy Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai
- “Urban regeneration and the alliance between large cities”
Virginia Raggi, Mayor of Rome
- “The paradigm of proximity in the metropolises of the future”
Stefano Boeri, urban planner and architect, President of Triennale di Milano
How can we improve housing quality in small and large cities worldwide by returning to nature the space we have taken away from it for so long? How can we implement effective urban regeneration and conservation policies for urban areas? How is COVID-19 influencing the evolution of these processes and how will it influence them in future?
There are just some of the questions which designers, architects, administrators and national experts participating in the forthcoming Universal Exhibition in Dubai sought to answer in the pre-Expo event scheduled for 3rd and 4th November.
Also this time Italy was at the forefront with a contribution that was held on Tuesday 3rd November at 10:30 a.m. and which saw world-renowned architects and urban planners attending, besides the administrator of one of the countries most important cities who delivered a speech.
Whereas the pre-Expo events held in October tackled the issues that will dominate the first month of the Universal Exhibition (which will start on 1st October 2021), namely space and climate change, with the “Urban & Rural Development Pre Expo Week” the focus of the organisers shifted to the development of urban and rural areas, the current demographic trends and the importance of circular and sustainable economy in guaranteeing decent ‘housing’ conditions for the world’s population.
Besides Italy’s contribution, the two-day global digital event included contributions from ten other participating countries besides those from multilateral organisations and national and multinational companies, with a broad debate on these issues among the world’s leading experts.