ASEV organised a seminar to discuss the challenges and responses of small and medium-sized cities in the post-pandemic period, with a focus on the city of Empoli and its urban transformation.

In this occasion the Regional Report prepared by ASEV on the Empolese-Valdelsa area was presented, together with an update on the Hope project, already presented to the EURE partners.

Read a summary of the seminar here.


09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 10:15
Welcome - Brenda Barnini | Mayor of Empoli
10:15 - 10:30
Presentation of the Interreg Europe EURE project | Lorenzo Sabatini, ASEV
10:30 - 11:00
Presentation of the Regional Report on the Empolese-Valdelsa area "Empoli in the European framework of small and medium cities" | Massimo Bressan, IRIS Research
11:00 - 11:30
The progress of the Hope Project: changing the city | Ing. Roberta Scardigli, Municipality of Empoli, Public Works and Urban Planning Manager
11:30 - 12:00
"Biodivercity, contemporary cities" | Prof. Elena Granata, Professor of Urban Planning at the Politecnico di Milano and Vice President of the School of Civil Economy
Conclusion words | Eugenio Giani, President of the Tuscany Region (to be confirmed) - "The new urban policies of the Tuscany Region for the period 2021-2027"