Protection of the landscape and the natural environment is the principal responsibility we have to future generations. It is therefore necessary to send out a clear message to the leading actors in political life, the message that they should support this resource of well-being and felicity represented by the mosaic of the world's ecosystems.

A well organised tissue of city greenery should not overlook the ecological and environmental properties of the territory. Violence and neglect in the past have left a landscape wounded and exhausted not only by the attacks of building construction but still more by industry. Pollution and therefore land remediation remains a current hot topic and requires immediate action, with no further procrastination. It is the task of enthusiasts and professionals of greenery to work for firm action to protect and add value to the delicate environmental heritage. Their duty it is to continuously update the most effective and innovate techniques, with ever better design work for that complex interweaving of natural and artificial factors that constitutes Landscape Architecture.

Urban greenery
Urban greenery should be looked on as the connective tissue of the city, as the bearing structure of town planning projects. For those who know how to appreciate it, it becomes the travelling companion of the citizens in their frenetic journeys across the town, calming the rush with its ability to emphasise the rotation of the seasons and the changing times and weather. It also emphasises different spatial qualities, allowing better use of the built environment, is an inexhaustible source of good moods, of clean air, an open space where children can play, a place of rest and relaxation for adults. The relationship between greenery and city dweller must therefore be configured as a relationship between old friends, who grow together and dedicate time and loving care to each other.

Private greenery
Private greenery lends itself most to specific experimentation and imaginative design. But it remains in any case an important element of the entire city ecosystem, contributing to improvement of the microclimate and to the liveability of the urban organism. We should therefore be encouraged to think of it not as a space left over from architecture design but as a basic and integrated element of the building complex.


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