9 November 2022 10:00 at 12:30Let’s Talk Architecture & Climate Adaptation: Italian and Danish Solutions


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Danish-Italian dialogue on how architecture can contribute to design our cities to cope with the drastically changing climate.

As climate patterns change, so must the role of buildings and settlements. How our cities interact with their environment, protecting especially vulnerable residents, will be crucial to building strong communities. Through a cross-cultural dialogue we question how architecture, and the built environment can foster new experimental ways to help us adapt to the changing world. Both high- and low-tech solutions to environmental design could be key in making buildings smarter and more self-sufficient, but what approaches do we have at hand? And what solutions can make the biggest impact?

Join the talk with insights from Francesca Cesa Bianchi partner at Stefano Boeri Architetti (IT), Ole Schrøder; founding partner at Tredje Natur (DK), Simona Collarini; director – General Urban Planning Sector, City of Milan (IT) and Lykke Leonardsen; Head of program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions at City of Copenhagen (DK). The talk will be moderated by journalist Michael Booth.


  • 10.00: Registration and coffee
  • 10.30: Welcome by Carol Monticelli, Politecnico di Milan
  • 10.35: Introduction by the Danish ambassador in Italy, Anders Carsten Damsgaard
  • 10.45: Panel part 1: Francesca Cesa Bianchi (partner at Stefano Boeri Architetti) & Ole Schrøder (partner at Tredje Natur)
  • 11.15Short break
  • 11.25: Panel part 2: Simona Collarini (director – General Urban Planning Sector, City of Milan) & Lykke Leonardsen (head of program for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions at City of Copenhagen)
  • 11.55: Panel part 3: Joint panel with all 4 panelists + Q&A
  • 12.25: Closing remarks


This talk is organized by Danish Architecture Center in cooperation with Embassy of Denmark in Rome, Italy Politecnico di MilanoUIA2023CPH, and Creative Denmark. The project is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Ministry of Culture Denmark.

Danish Architecture Center is an international cultural attraction creating engaging experiences and debates about architecture, design, and urban development through exhibitions, tours, events, learning, and networking. Danish Architecture Center is a public-private partnership between the foundation Realdania and the Danish government.


9 November 2022
10:00 at 12:30


Palazzo Francesco Turati

Via Meravigli 7, 20123 Milano


Danish Architecture Center, Embassy of Denmark in Rome, Politecnico di Milan, UIA2023CPH, Creative Denmark.