architecture, urbanism


Sustainable Cities Day

The event, organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Milan together with the Swiss Society of Engineers and Architects (SIA) on 26 May 2022 will be held within the framework of the House of Switzerland (HoS) and will be dedicated to the current and relevant topic of sustainable urban development. By 2050, two thirds of humanity will live in cities. Healthy, resilient and sustainable cities are thus key to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. While cities are responsible for about 75% of the global CO2 emissions, they are also actively participating in the fight against climate change, since they are particularly vulnerable to its impacts.

This day, dedicated to the theme of Sustainable Cities, will take a closer look at the power cities themselves have to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and to contribute to the solution of global problems such as climate change, distribution of wealth and social inequality.


16:00 -17:30

Panel 1 “Sustainable social and economic urban development”

Moderator: M. Cristina Ceresa, Director of GreenPlanner, Journalist for “IlSole24ore”.


Green Obsession: Stefano Boeri, Urban Architect

Sustainable urban development and the contribution of business: Anna Schindler, Director Urban Development, City of Zurich

Sustainable and social urban development: Milan, a green city, Elena Grandi, Councilor for the Environment and Green, City of Milan

“Embrace Radicality”: Eric Ezechieli, co-founder of Nativa and Italian country partner of B Lab

Climate crises and cities: Gulnara Roll, Regional Advisor, Forests, Land and Housing Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) (tbc)


17:45 – 19:00

Panel 2 “Greener, healthier and more resilient cities”

Moderator: M. Cristina Ceresa, Director of GreenPlanner, Journalist for “IlSole24ore”.             


Sustainable Urban Development: Paola Viganò, EPFL professor (head of the Urban Planning Laboratory and Habitat research center) and at IUAV Venice

Digital management of public spaces: Alessandro Peretti Griva, Founder S4FE: How technology bridges well-being and sustainability

Smart Building: the future of building technology: Francesca Sassi, Global Marketing Manager, ABB Smart Buildings Division, Switzerland

Regeneration, Impact, Innovation – Experiments from MIND/ Milano Innovation District: Fiorenza Lipparini, Co-founder & Managing Partner PlusValue


19.00 – 19.15

Announces the performance Cynthia Odier, founder, Fluxum Foundation/Flux Laboratory

Haikus urbanis # Stairs by artist and choreographer Melissa Ellberger in collaboration with Fluxum Foundation and Flux Laboratory (Geneva):

A performance and artistic research project in which the relationship between the body and architecture becomes a vector of reappropriation and invites a different look at urban places.


19:00 – 21:00

Eat, Drink & Mingle:

Aperitif, Networking & Exchange with the Media


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