Denis Maragno, IUAV University of Venice, Roberto Malvezzi, CNR – DIITET, Giordana Castelli, CNR – DIITET, Stefano Stanghellini, INU – URBIT

The event explores the potential role of digital technologies understood as significant means for public administrations, businesses and research centers; thus, it is meant to be both in continuity with the last year edition of Urbanpromo Digital and to build up the investigation through 4 thematic areas:

  • Climate change and territorial impacts;
  • Agriculture, food, urban metabolism and ecosystem services;
  • Transports, mobility and services;
  • Innovative governance, participation and policy design.

The event will consist of 4 sessions, each of which will research one between the listed thematic areas. An arena of experts from Universities, Research Centers, Public Administrations, private and financial sectors will discuss the feasible applications and digital implications on these issues proceeding with an exploratory backbone composed by the following fields of investigation:

  1. needs, urgencies and criticalities;
  2. opportunities derived from digital technologies to face emerging challenges;
  3. financial aspects that are necessary for digital innovation;
  4. possible integrations between digital innovations with current governance and managerial models.

This homogeneous as well as analytical scheme will allow a direct comparison between the 4 areas, in attempt to highlight existing synergies, conflicts and opportunities. For the same purpose the event will also be the moment to take over the discussion that was first started by the CNR at the Expo-Dubai meeting ” Land-City- Sea scape intelligence” aimed at nurturing an interdisciplinary dialogue for the development of a Digital Twin for earth, city and sea at once.

Lastly, in order to ease the integration of results between the 4 thematic panels, the discussed topics will be synthesized in real time using visual communication techniques.

1:30 p.m. hall entrance

2:00 p.m. start of proceedings


Third panel
Transportation, services and mobility

Introduction and moderation by:
Michele Osella, Compagnia di San Paolo Foundation

Chiara Ravazzi, CNR
Giovanni Felici, CNR
Bernardino Chiaia, President – Infratrasporti.To Srl
Umberto Lebruto, FS Sistemi Urbani
Valentina Berbotto, Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center
Alberto Eichholzer, Chief Investment Officer Compagnia di San Paolo

Roberto Nastri, AUDIS – Association of Disused Urban Areas
Enrico Pochettino, IREN Group

Fourth panel
Innovative governance, participation and policy design

Introduction and moderation by:
Roberto Malvezzi, CNR

Michele Talia, INU
Giordana Castelli, CNR
Michela Spagnuolo, IMATI-CNR
Dino Borri, Municipality of Brindisi (confirmation pending)
Giorgio Moschetto, Municipality of Catania
Alessandro Seravalli, Sis.Ter srl

Visual Synthesis Design
Lucilla Calogero, Iuav
Laura Ferretto, Iuav