Stefano Boeri Architetti
Architect and urban planner, Stefano Boeri is Full Professor at the Politecnico di Milano and visiting Professor at various international universities. He directs the Future City Lab at Tongji University in Shanghai: a post-doctoral research program that explores the future of contemporary metropolises from the point of view of biodiversity and urban forestry. In November 2018 Stefano Boeri was co-chair of the Scientific Committee of the first World Forum on Urban Forests, organized in Mantua together with FAO. Director of the magazines Domus (2004-2007) and Abitare (2007-2011) and author of numerous publications, Stefano Boeri was Councilor for Culture in Milan from 2011 to 2013 and from February 2018 he is President of the La Triennale di Milano Foundation. Stefano Boeri Architetti's work ranges from the production of urban visions and architecture to interior design. Attention to the relationship between city and nature leads to the conception of the Vertical Forest, the first prototype of a sustainable residential building with facades covered with trees and plants, a model of metropolitan reforestation that conceives vegetation as an essential element of architecture. Built in Milan in 2014, the Vertical Forest receives numerous international awards. Stefano Boeri Architetti - based in Milan and with offices in Shanghai and Tirana - is working on international urban forestry projects such as the General Local Plan Tirana 2030, the Vertical Woods in Paris, Lausanne, Utrecht, Eindhoven and Nanjing and various Forests City around the world.