Fondazione Futuro delle città

Foundation for the Future of Cities

The Foundation for the Future of Cities is a research foundation dedicated to the ecological transition of cities

The Foundation studies and evaluates strategies and solutions for increasing the environmental quality, resilience, sustainability, and adaptive capacity of urban areas to the effects of global warming and climate change

Focus of the Foundation is plants: a central theme of the research and the main source of inspiration for the answers provided.

The very presence of the plant world within urban contexts is of vital importance in the Foundation’s planning, where the natural and built environment participate in creating a place of well-being, equity and sustainability.

Urban forestation, green roofs and facades, widespread strategies of greening and demineralization of cities transform the dominant idea of population centers into potential “urban jungles.” A change in vision that is achieved through finding new solutions and through effective outreach to the population.

The term “urban jungle” should not evoke the idea of a dangerous place but, on the contrary, a place participating in the natural environment that, consciously and through modern and technologically advanced use of trees, will help transform our cities into a safe and healthy ecological niche.

To identify the best solutions, the Foundation has 3 components that work closely together: observatory, research and school.

The Foundation for the Future of Cities is based on interdisciplinary expertise, capable of offering innovative solutions resulting from the mutual exchange of opinions and professionalism.


Scientific Director

Administrative Director

Scientific Advisor

Scientific Advisor

The Foundation is established by Decree of the Prime Minister in June 2021.

THE FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE OF CITIES was established to find solutions that can help cities’ ecological transition by improving the sustainability of urban areas and their ability to adapt to changes in the environment.

These solutions must be inspired by the study of plants, either through their direct use or through the design of bioinspired responses.

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