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30 September 2019
How to attract more butterflies and bees to your city
Interview with proGIreg’s pollinators expert, Professor Simona Bonelli, University of Turin Please introduce yourself Good morning I'm Simona Bonelli I'm from Turin University in Italy. I'm a biologist and I work on biodiversity conservation, in particular on butterfly conservation. What is your role within proGIreg? I'm involved in making the urban tissue more pollinator-friendly. Butterflies, bees and bumblebees are all pollinators and our urban tissue often is not permeable to these...
13 September 2019
Turin’s butterfly experts welcome guests from Piraeus
Last week, delegates from Piraeus (Greece) - a commercial port on the East Mediterranean coast, in one of Europe’s most densely populated municipalities - paid a visit to the community gardens of Turin (Italy) to learn how local citizens have teamed up with the university and local associations to improve urban pollinator biodiversity. The first stop of the day for the group - which included Kristina Maknea and Katerina Oikonomou (City of Piraeus), Professor Simona Bonelli, (University of...
2 September 2019
Cities find natural solutions to global challenges
People around the world are calling for governments to step up and take action on the global climate emergency. Creating conditions for social, ecological, and infrastructural resilience in the context of rapid urbanisation and a biodiversity extinction crisis is one of the key urban, and global, challenges of the 21st century. Where adaptation solutions can make cities more resilient to climate change, nature-based solutions can future-proof cities’ infrastructure, communities and local...