Filippo Magni, Giovanni Litt, Iuav University of Venice

For the near future, climate change will have increasingly negative spatial effects, contributing to the deterioration of the condition and functionality of human and natural systems. There is an urgent need for a change in spatial planning approaches in order to build a true national transition based on climate resilience and climate neutrality approaches.

However, due to a lack of specific design skills, technical knowledge and human resources, many territories find it difficult to build local processes that can really contribute to climate transition.
In order to solve these issues, the role of private organizations supporting the activities of municipalities has become fundamental over the years. In Italy, in particular, this support is mainly linked to the contribution of territorial foundations, which, especially in recent years, have oriented their interest towards environmental issues.

This session will explore how it is possible to overcome the above-mentioned gaps through concrete examples given by the main territorial foundations in the Po valley area. In fact, there are increasing examples of these institutions that, in support of local authorities, finance actions and processes capable of directly influencing all public and private decision-making processes in order to implement sustainable development and climate transition policies.


Filippo Magni, Researcher in Urban Planning and Techniques, IUAV University of Venice

Round Table

Giovanni Litt, Research Fellow, University IUAV of Venice


Paolo Mulassano, Head of the Planet Objective of the Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation
Maria Teresa Bergoglio, Ente di Gestione delle Aree Protette del Po piemontese

“F2C – Cariplo Foundation for Climate: Alliances for Climate Transition”
Elena Jachia, Cariplo Foundation

“Presentation of the strategy ‘La Brianza Cambia Clima'”
Simone Paleari, Innova21 Agency

“CRC Foundation’s strategy for the climate transition in the Cuneo area”
Andrea Alfieri, CRC Cuneo Foundation

“The ‘CER’ of Magliano Alpi: a new development model based on sustainable energy production and use”
Marco Bailo, Mayor of the municipality of Magliano Alpi

Michele Bugliesi, Venezia Foundation

Grazia Brunetta, Full Professor of Urban Planning, Politecnico di Torino (Interregional Table for Territorial Resilience Planning)
Francesco Musco, Full Professor in Urban Planning and Techniques, IUAV University of Venice (Director of the Master’s Degree Course in Urban Planning and Policies for the City, the Territory and the Environment)