15 October

  • From 14.00, Meeting point at Palazzo Cisterna, Torino, and free visit of the exhibition “Behind Food Sustainability”
  • 17.00, bus transfer to Asti
  • 19.00, Welcome and visit at Palazzo Mazzetti, Asti


16 October, Torino, III World FORUM on Local Economic Development

  • 8.00, bus transfer from Asti to Torino

Workshop 1. “Sustainability, Culture and Local Economic Development”

  • 8.45-10.00, Cooperating to advance the new post 2015 development agenda, plenary session at III Forum on Local Economic Development (Piazzetta Reale, Torino)
  • 10.30-12.00, UNESCO designations and local development: World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves (Palazzo Cisterna, Torino)
  • 12.30-13.30, Closing Ceremony of the III Forum on Local Economic Development (Piazzetta Reale, Torino)
  • 15.00-17.00, Connecting culture, agriculture and the urban environment (Stupinigi Royal Palace and rural compounds, Torino)
  • 20.00, meetings with local producers and dinner at Nizza Monferrato, Palazzo Crova, in collaboration with Consorzio Barbera d’Asti e vini del Monferrato (Nizza Monferrato)


17 October, Langhe-Roero and Monferrato World Heritage Site

Workshop 2. “World Heritage sustainable practices”

  • 9.30, Agricultural and Cultural production (Parco culturale Orme su La Court, Castelnuovo Calcea)
  • 11.00, Appreciating and understanding the cultural landscape: visit to the Barbaresco village and tower (Barbaresco)
  • 15.00, Landscape, museums and creativity: visit at Wine Museum (Barolo)
  • 17.30, Communities and local traditions: the international truffle fair (Alba)


18 October, Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve

Workshop 3. “Sustainable practices in Biosphere Reserves”

  • 10.15, Territorial marketing and promotion (Saluzzo, San Giovanni)
  • 10.45, The management plan of the Monviso Transboundary Biosphere Reserve (Saluzzo, San Giovanni)
  • 11.15, Mapping the cultural industries in the Monviso area (Saluzzo, San Giovanni)
  • 12.30, Rehabilitating heritage, landscape and community values (Ostana)
  • 16.30, Food and new paths for local development (Pollenzo, University of Gastronomic Sciences, and Bra)


19 October, UN Campus, Torino

  • 9.30, Institutional adresses: Municipality of Torino, Piedmont Region, UNSSC, ITC-ILO, UNESCO
  • 10.00, The role of the Academy for the future management of UNESCO territories, Giovanna Segre, IUAV University of Venice and CSS-Ebla
  • 10.30, The dimensions of Sustainable Development, Sergio Scamuzzi, University of Torino and UNESCO chair on Sustainable Development and Territory Management

Training Session 1: “The dimensions of sustainable development”

  • 11.00, Opening: the work of the City of Torino to sustain the role of Culture in local development, Piero Fassino, mayor of the City of Torino;
  • 11.15, World Heritage and Sustainable Development, Marie Noelle Tornoux, UNESCO World Heritage Centre
  • 11.45, Biosphere Reserves and Sustainable Development, Philippe Pypaert, UNESCO Venice Office
  • 14.15, Lessons and questions for the world of tomorrow, presentations and debates:
  • Dawood Al-Wahaibi, Aflaj Irrigation Systems, Oman, WH;
  • Ignacio Gomez Arriola, Agave Landscape and Ancient Industrial facilities, Mexico, WH;
  • Juliana Forero, Classical gardens of Suzhou, Tongli, China, WH;
  • Maria Teresa Pinna, Ferrara and its Po Delta, Italy, WH;
  • Mbarak Abdulahir Abdallah, Fort Jesus, Mombasa and Lamu Old Town, Kenya, WH;
  • Jozeph Bednar, Katon-Karagay, Kazakhstan, BR;
  • Massimo Grisoli, Monviso, France and Italy, BR;
  • Aurelio Angelini, Arab-Norman Palermo and the cathedral churches of Cefalù and Monreale, WH;
  • Carlos Enrique Maradiaga Melara, Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve, Honduras, BR;
  • Stephane Ritzenthaler, The Causses and the Cévennes, France, WH;
  • Marco Mario Avanza,  Monica Perroni, Benedetto Franchina, Ticino Valley, Italy, BR;
  • Paola Falini, Val d’Orcia, Italy, WH;
  • Katia Basili, Venice and its Lagoon, Italy, WH;


20 October, UN Campus, Torino

Training Session 2: “Management planning for UNESCO designated territories”

  • 9.30, Introductory speech on the management planning for UNESCO designated territories, Alessio Re, CSS-Ebla
  • 10.00, Community involvement and participatory planning, Jane Thompson
  • 10.45, Sustainable Tourism, Benjamin Carey, Dunira Strategy, UK
  • 11.30, Environmental prevention and disaster risk management, Paolo Canuti and Nicola Casagli, University of Florence
  • 14.15, Lessons and questions for the world of tomorrow, presentations and debates:
  • Luisa De Marco, Portovenere, Cinque Terre and the islands, Italy, WH;
  • Maria del Pilar Gilardo Rendon, Coffee Cultural Landscape, Colombia, WH;
  • Giovanni Villani, Costiera Amalfitana, Italy, WH,
  • Dimitris Michelogioannis, Gorge of Samaria National Park, Greece, BR;
  • Zsuzsa Tolnay, Hortobágy National Park, Hungary, WH
  • Roberto Bombarda, Ledro Alps and Judicarie, Italy, BR
  • Sebinane Lekoekoe, Maloti Drakensberg, Lesotho and South Africa, WH;
  • Vlatko Rozac, Mura-Drava-Danube, Croatia and Hungary, BR;
  • Duska Dimovic, Mura-Drava-Danube, WWF Office, Serbia, WH;
  • Zoran Pavlov, Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Ohrid region, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, WH;
  • Dejan Panovsky, Ohrid-Prespa, the Former Yougoslav Republic of Macedonia, BR;
  • Claudia Munera, Rio San Juan  Biosphere Reserve, Nicaragua, BR;


21 October, EXPO Milan

Training Session 3: “Productive territories and sustainability”

  • 10.30, Addresses by the City of Geneva and City of Lausanne;
  • 10.40, The UNESCO debate on Intangible Cultural Heritage, foodways and sustainable development, Chiara Bortolotto, Laboratories d’anthropologic et d’histoire de l’institution de la culture, Paris;
  • 11.00, Cross-border Enforcement of Intangible Cultural Heritage through Geographical Indications, Benedetta Ubertazzi, University of Milan-Bicocca;
  • 11.30, Lessons and questions for the world of tomorrow: experiences and testimonies from the wine cultural landscapes:
  • Emmanuel Estoppey, Lavaux Vineyard Terraces, Switzerland, WH;
  • Roberto Cerrato, The vineyards of Piedmont: Langhe-Roero and Monferrato, Italy, WH;
  • Ricardo Bento, Luis Ramos, Alto Douro Wine Region, Portugal, WH;
  • Francesko Dubokovic, Stari Grad Plain, Croatia, WH;
  • 12.45, An agenda for the future management goals of UNESCO designations


22 October



Programme may be subject to changes.