Reforestation as part of an urban eco-horticultural infrastructure

Bazzocchi, Giovanni Giorgio ; Rota, Alessandra ; Orsini, Francesco (2022) Reforestation as part of an urban eco-horticultural infrastructure. In: IHC 2022 - 31st International Horticultural Congress, 14-20 August 2022, Angers, France.
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Redevelopment of urban spaces can take different forms and configurations. With this work we propose a project of regeneration of residual green spaces included within an exindustrial area located in the outskirts of Bologna. Three small urban forests have been designed and put into practice, using native and naturalized species, with the specific aim of contributing to the spill-over of beneficial organisms, such as insect predators, parasitoids and pollinators from these areas to cultivated fields. The project, in fact, is part of a complex green infrastructure, a cycle-eco-horticultural corridor, made up also by an orchard of ancient and forgotten varieties, productive fields managed with organic method, semiintensive cultivation of aromatic plants, social gardens and fellow fields

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Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Bazzocchi, Giovanni GiorgioUniversity of Bologna, Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology0000-0002-6464-2059
Rota, Alessandra
Orsini, FrancescoUniversity of Bologna, Department of Agri-Food Science and Technology0000-0001-6956-7054
Urban Regeneration, Reforestation, Ecologiacal Corridor, Urban Agroecology
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15 Jan 2024 09:12
Project name
FoodE - Food Systems in European Cities
Funding program
EC - H2020

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