First Annual Living in the Anthropocene Forum & Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica Fundraiser

Living in the Anthropocene Forum Forest Medicine & Biophilia March 22nd-23rd, 2019 Parco Regionale Dell’Appia Antica Via Appia Antica 42 Rome, Italy

Nature represents an essential element for human life with implications for physical and psychological well-being, child development, social inclusion and cohesion, crime and public safety, and economic development. This Forum explores how connection with nature in its various forms, from direct contact to virtual reality and the inclusion of nature in architecture and urban planning contributes to well-being and sustainable living. The Forum will present and discuss cutting edge research and practice as well as avenues for future development.

Friday – March 22nd

Nature and Well-being: Individual and Collective Benefits

9.00                        Registration Opens

9.30-10:00           Welcome

Dr. Charles de Serres, Fondazione Appia Antica, Italy

Dr. Vanja Stenius, Fondazione Appia Antica, Rome, Italy

10.00-11:00         Keynote Speech

Dr. Qing Li, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

11.00 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 13.00      Impact of Forest Medicine on Physical and Psychological Well-being

Effects of Virtual Reality Forest Environment on Mental Health

Dr. Chia-Pin Yu, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Nature and mental health – recovery though interaction with nature       

Dr. Anna Maria Palsdottir, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

BlueHealth – Water and well-being

Dr. Laura Mancini, Higher Institute of Health, Rome, Italy

13.00-14.00         Lunch

14.00 – 14.30     Forest Bathing and Forest Therapy Applied – Benefits for Individual and Social Well-being
Mr. Alex Gesse, Instituto de Baños de Bosque (IBB), Barcelona, Spain and European Forest Therapy Institute (EFTI)

14.30 – 15.00     Urban Gardening: RU:URBAN Project

Mr. Claudio Bordi, Risorse per Rome S.p.A., Rome, Italy

15.00 – 15.30     Child Development and Nature

Dr. Maurilio Cipparone, ReteDNA/Consorzio Universitario CURSA, Italy

15.30 – 16.00     Break

16.00 – 17.00     Roundtable – The Future of Nature as Medicine in Urban Contexts

Dr. Qing Li, Nippon Medical School Hospital, Tokyo, Japan

Mr. Alex Gesse, Instituto de Baños de Bosque (IBB), Barcelona, Spain and European Forest Therapy Institute (EFTI)

Dr. Maurilio Cipparone, ReteDNA and Consorzio Universitario CURSA, Italy

17.00 – 17.30    Formal and Informal learning – the R&D project “CART-D’ORT – The Identity Card of the Urban Garden

Dr. Patrizia Garista, Università Telematica degli Studi, Rome, Italy

Arch. Francesca Riccardo, PhD, University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, Italy

Dr. Giorgio Scavino, Neisos, Rome, Italy

Daniela Neal, The University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA

Andonis Hughes, Thomas Jefferson University, USA

Steven Hollis, University of Arkansas, USA

Sara Elach-Hab, University of Arkansas, USA

Philip Warrick, University of Arkansas, USA

James Hull, University of Arkansas, USA

Mitchell Pickering, University of Arkansas, USA

Urbano Soto, University of Arkansas, USA

Saturday, March 23rd

Biophilia and Sustainable Urban Development

9.30                        Registration Opens

10.00 – 11.00      Biophilic Design and Sustainable Architecture

Biophilia in WELL Building Standard

Mr. Jooyoon Kim, WELL Faculty, University College London, London, UK

Sustainable Architecture

Prof. Ettore Maria Mazzola, University of Notre Dame, Rome Global Gateway, Rome, Italy

11.00 – 11.15     Country focus: Sweden

Minister Counsellor Fredirk Alfer, Deputy Permanent Representative of Sweden to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

11.15 – 11.30     Break

11.30 – 12.30     City Focus: Lessons in Sustainable Urban Development and Protection of Cultural Heritage

Assessore of Transportation and Environment Marco Granelli, City of Milan

Mayor Milvia Monachesi, City of Castel Gandolfo

The Importance of Community Engagement: From Rain Gardens in Sydney, Australia to Retake Roma’s Fight Against Urban decay

Mr. Simon Leiva, Retake Roma/Former Sustainability Manager for Strathfield Council, Sydney, Australia

12.30 – 13.00     Business as a Force for Good: Private Enterprise in the Service of Environment and Society

Ms. Julia Sherbakov, Fortitude Partners and B Corp Ambassador, Rome & London

13.00 – 14.00      Lunch

14.00 – 15.00     Transforming Communities: Lessons from Research and Practice

WELL Communities

Ms. Patrizia Laplana Bigott, International WELL Building Institute/ASLA Green Solutions S.L., Madrid, Spain

Smart Cities: The Life for Silver Coast Project

Prof. Gian Piero Joime, University Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy

15.00 – 16.00     Biophilic Cities

Biourbanism approach as a new epistemological perspective between science, design and nature

Prof. Nikos Salingaros, University of Texas at San Antonio, USA

Dr. Antonio Caperna, International Society of Biourbanism, Rome, Italy

16.00 – 16.15     Break

16:15 – 17.30      Roundtable – The Future of Sustainable Urban Development

Dr. Anna Maria Palsdottir, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden

Mr. Claudio Bordi, Risorse per Rome S.p.A., Rome, Italy

Mr. Laurence Bannerman, European Parking Association and AIRPARK, Zagarolo, Italy

Prof. Gian Piero Joime, University Guglielmo Marconi, Rome, Italy

Poster Presentations: Formal and Informal learning – the R&D project “CART-D’ORT – The Identity Card of the Urban Garden

Università Telematica degli Studi, University of Arkansas Rome Center, Neisos

Daniela Neal and Andonis Hughes: Casal Brunori and Appia Antica Park – Tor Fiscale

Steven Hollis and Sara Elach-Hab: Casal Brunori and Appia Antica Park – Tor Fiscale

Philip Warrick: Casal Brunori

James Hull: Appia Antica Park – Vigna Cartoni

Mitchell Pickering and Urbano Soto: Appia Antica Park

Working Language: English

Seating is limited.

RSVP to reserve your place register at: events@fondazioneappiaantica.org

Your generous donation is greatly appreciated

Fondazione Appia Antica Inaugural Fundraiser

March 23rd, 2019, 8 p.m.

Società Cooperativa Florovivaistica del Lazio

Via Appia Antica 172

Rome

Special Guests

Antonio Tajani, President of the EU Parliament

Nicola Zingaretti, President of the Region of Lazio

Virginia Raggi, Mayor of the City of Rome

Carlo Colizza, Mayor of the City of Marino

Fabrizio Rita, Secretary General of the City of Ciampino

Milvia Monachesi, Mayor of Castel Gandolfo

Giuseppe Germani, Mayor of Orvieto

Dr. Qing Li, Medical School Hospital, Nippon, Tokyo

Seating is limited.

RSVP to reserve your place: events@fondazioneappiaantica.org

Your generous donation is greatly appreciated

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