Urban Securities is a collaborative project of a group of international researchers coming from different disciplines. Its aim is to investigate ways in which urban areas are responding to challenges of growth and globalization. Through a series of multidisciplinary forums and publications Urban Securities will outline practical solutions at the policy and community levels.
The first phase of Urban Securities focuses on climate change as it relates to issues of socio-economical justice, information politics, psychological reactions, information technologies, urban design and the responsibility of enterprises.
“Climate Change at the Crossroads,” the first working forum to be held in Rome in February 4-5, 2008, takes a creative, interdisciplinary and investigative approach to the challenges of climate change in urban areas.
Urban areas are particularly vulnerable to climate change and yet they constitute the main actors for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The roles of the public and private sectors and community participation will be explored in an open debate on such subjects as climate science, action plans, and temporal, spatial and organizational scales.
UDL: Richard Plunz , Maria Paola Sutto, Dimitrios Vlachopoulos. UCCRN: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Steve Hammer. FAO: Bartolomeo Pietromarchi, Francesca Billi, Flaminia Sartori. AeT, Rome Chamber of Commerce: Giuseppe Tripaldi. Studio AeV, Architects: Cinzia Abbate
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