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BEGINNING OF A CYCLE OF THEMATIC EVENTS - VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE: "Sustainable Architecture in Africa: Italian Contributions"

 

BEGINNING OF A CYCLE OF THEMATIC EVENTS - VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON SUSTAINABLE ARCHITECTURE:

The Embassy of Italy has organized the first of a series of virtual conferences in collaboration with the University of Nairobi which took place on the 3rd of February. Initiatives in the presence of experts and aimed at promoting debates and discussions on issues, relevant to the Nations and strengthening bilateral cooperation in the academic, scientific and research and innovation sectors. For this first cycle of academic meetings, the key sectors of Architecture, Global Health, Sustainable Agriculture and circular economy were selected.
This first lecture, entitled "Sustainable Architecture in Africa: Italian Contributions", was aimed at encouraging reflection in the Kenyan academic world for the benefit of new generations of architects on new architectural and technological perspectives, with attention to innovative solutions applicable in East Africa and in other tropical areas, thanks to the contribution and sharing of good practices by the Italian speaker, Prof. Niccoló Aste, Full Professor of Architecture at the Politecnico di Milano, and the Kenyan speaker Architect Musau Kimeu, Chairman of the Department of Architecture of the University of Nairobi.
African cities are growing rapidly and there is greater interest in finding new ways to reduce costs, new construction methods, increase energy savings and efficiency and promote recycling. In his introductory speech, the Ambassador of Italy to Kenya, Alberto Pieri, highlighted not only "the importance of academic and scientific cooperation as a tool for strengthening relations between countries, in this case between Italy and Kenya ", But also how sustainable architecture is a topic of great importance," because we believe in the growing importance of a global approach to tackle climate change, possible only by reducing consumption and increasing energy efficiency "in line also with "the priorities of the Italian Presidency of the G20 this year, which focuses on People, Planet and Prosperity, recognizing the value of smart and sustainable cities for this purpose".

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