Maria Chiara Tosi, Marta De Marchi, Michela Pace, Università Iuav di Venezia

Designing the transition to greater sustainability is one of the main challenges that many institutions are working on.
There are many areas in which the transition is articulated: housing, agrifood production systems in space, mobility models, production geographies, and finally the environmental transition, linked to the effects of climate change.
In the context of these initiatives aimed at facing the challenge of transition, the role of cities has only recently emerged. In several areas such as transport, health, well-being, social inclusion, pollution control, environmental management, cities have proven to be better equipped than nation…


Iginio Rossi, Alessandro Bruni, INU – URBIT
in partnership with PREDIF – State representation platform for people with physical disabilities, Spain

The insufficient accessibility for all of our cities is worsening further as a result of the barriers produced by climate change that make, with abnormal temperatures and uncomfortable and tragic weather conditions, the development of the collective and individual life of people in particular referring to processes of aging, marginality and fragility of the population. Processes that, together with those deriving from the health emergency, assume more destabilizing roles and effects on the inclusion and accessibility of cities and…


Maria Chiara Tosi, Marta De Marchi, Michela Pace, Iuav University of Venice

Wetlands are vulnerable environments and their protection intertwines environmental and scientific aspects with governance problems.

Wetlands not only provide the resources upon which countless species of plants and animals depend, but they perform important environmental and economic functions. They are the main carbon stockers, they help reduce flood events, improve water quality and represent a precious cultural heritage and an important natural heritage.

Starting from these fragilities, many institutions have taken action by promoting wetland contracts, multilevel governance tools aimed at achieving global effects on coastal wetland ecosystems and…


Filippo Magni, Francesco Musco, Iuav University of Venice

Climate change has now been unanimously defined as one of the most problematic scientific and political issues of the 21st century. In the last two decades, there has been a growing interest in the role of both national and local government bodies within climate governance processes. Global experiences and industry literature have identified compelling possibilities for climate governance through experimentation with innovative urban planning processes and tools, which promise to advance the global climate response, despite international political stagnation.
With this in mind, the session aims to contribute to the debate…