Greening Cities Shaping Cities Symposium - call for papers out now!

Published at: 4 May 2020

We have the pleasure inviting you to consider submitting a contribution to the research symposium “Greening Cities- Shaping Cities”, see Website

The proposed GREENING CITIES-SHAPING CITIES symposium (12-13 October 2020 at the Politecnico di Milano, Department of Architecture and Urban Studies, DASTU) aims to address how greening strategies such as the integration of Nature-based Solutions (NBS) into the built environment encounters challenges and opportunities in shaping cities; in terms of physical urban transformation, occurring both in the domains of morphology and governance, through inclusive co-creation of space.

The call for papers is out now on four main themes and emerging questions: 1. Spatial challenges of NBS implementation in practice 2. Sharing governance and Capacity Building for NBS 3. Mainstreaming NBS in urban planning policies and decision-making processes 4. Citizen engagement in urban greening processes and co-design experiences of NBS

Deadlines on Scientific call for Abstracts is June 30th, 2020. Please use the Template available here. The symposium is planned for 12-13 October 2020. We are also evaluating the possibility of offering remote online presence as well, depending on the evolution of the health emergency. Attending the symposium is free of charge and publications costs will be waived for selected full papers upon a double-blind peer review process. In continuity with the previous edition of the symposium (Sharing Cities, Shaping Cities) authors will benefit from a free submission to a ‘special issue’ to be published in an international scientific journal.

This second edition of the research symposium aims at bringing together academics, experts from cities and regions, researchers, practitioners and municipalities representatives to debate on key themes and fundamental challenges addressed while implementing NBS in urban regeneration processes. See our poster for more details and do not hesitate to contact us at

Greening Cities, Shaping Cities team Israa Mahmoud, Eugenio Morello and Giuseppe Salvia. Laboratorio di Simulazione Urbana Fausto Curti Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani Politecnico di Milano, MI, IT.