Florence 1966-2016: Resilience of Art Cities to Natural Catastrophes: The Role of Academies

The international meeting on "Florence 1966-2016" will be held in Rome on 11-12 October 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the great Florence flood. It will focus on the resilience of art cities to natural disasters and the role of academies of sciences. The Conference will consider catastrophes of ‘natural’ origin, hence the impact of events like floods, tsunamis, hurricanes, landslides, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are included, whilst anthropogenic events, like pollution and war conflicts are excluded.

On its closing day, the Conference will present the "Rome Charter for the Resilience of Cities of Art", a statement of scientific and political relevance, whereby the Academies of the world address their respective governments, stressing and motivating the need to devote special attention to promoting the resilience of art cities, which should be considered as “non renewable resources”.

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