In Caserta the universal forum on historical cities

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Lo splendido Belvedere di San Leucio a Caserta

Caserta as an experimental model for urban development and improvement of historic cities around the world. From tomorrow until Saturday, the Belvedere of San Leucio, will talk about the future of the city, with particular attention to urban settlements that take place in historic areas and are recognized Unesco World Heritage Site. It is the international conference “Urban Thinkers Campus. The city we need“, edited by UN-Habitat, the United Nations program for urban settlements, one of the most anticipated events of the Universal Forum of Cultures. Mandated by the UN to provide studies and proposals on the themes of “compatibility” and the needs of a globalized society, multiethnic and intercultural, the agency UN-Habitat – chaired by the Executive Director Joan Clos, former mayor of Barcelona – put in the middle of the day Caserta discussion on the major issues of balance between conservation and development in the cities of art. Among the events scheduled – Saturday morning – the round table “Caserta – The city we need” about the prospects for sustainable development of the city proper of the Vanvitelli’s Royal Palace, with the mayor Pio Del Gaudio and the Regional Councillor for Cultural Promotion Caterina Miraglia. Four days of seminars, comparisons, workshops and insights on the future of our cities, in anticipation of the appointment Habitat III, Third World Conference of the United Nations on housing and Sustainable Urban Development to be held in 2016 during the works will be presented a development model which includes the city and a large area, from Regi Lagni until Caroline Aqueduct. The appointment of Caserta is part of a global path of knowledge, which follows the World Urban Forum in Naples two years ago and the meetings that have discussed the major issues of development (www.unhabitat.org). It will be an opportunity to write the guidelines of the next ten years on these issues, in parallel with the process of defining the Development Agenda Post 2015.