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Grove Invited to Speak at Italian Universities

This fall, Sasaki Principal and Chair of Landscape Architecture, Civil Engineering, and Ecology, Michael Grove, FASLA, PLA was invited to speak about ecology and biodiversity in the built environment at two prestigious Italian universities, the Politecnico di Torino and at the Politecnico di Milano.

Grove’s presentation for the Politecnico di Torino was entitled, “Adapt, Mitigate, Resist, and Inspire” and focused on how landscape architects and allied designers are responding to climate change and biodiversity loss. 

Topics included developing regional strategies with robust civic engagement, thinking in non-traditional ways about how to design traditional landscapes, acting as champions of biodiversity and stewards of conservation, changing who is at the table when we design and build cities, and advocating for systemic changes to our relationship with agriculture.

At the Politecnico di Milano, Grove’s presentation was part of a symposium entitled “The City Reconsidered”. The conference aimed to discuss how planning and ecology can be further integrated in creating new, greener urban environments in cities. Grove’s talk, “Mega, Macro, Micro: The importance of ecological interventions at all scales,” focused on Sasaki’s ecologically-forward work around the world.

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