Living in the Anthropocene – Forest Medicine and Biophilia Forum

21 Mar 2019 to 23 Mar 2019

Living in the Anthropocene – Forest Medicine and Biophilia Forum

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Appia Antica Regional Park

The Fondazione Appia Antica will launch its activities with an inaugural Forum “Living in the Anthropocene – Forest Medicine and Biophilia Forum” to be held March 21st– 23rd, 2019 in Rome, Italy at the headquarters of the Appia Antica Regional Park.

The Forum, open to all interested participants, focuses on shinrin-yoku and the impact of nature on physical and psychological health and well-being, child development and education, and social life with a look at the implications for urban living and the redesigning and of city life.

The Forum will feature Dr. Qing Li, the world’s foremost expert in forest medicine. Dr. Li is medical doctor at Nippon Medical School Hospital in Tokyo, Japan and author of Forest Bathing: How Trees Can Help You Find Health and Happiness, which has been published in over 20 languages. He has been a visiting fellow at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is a founding member and chairman of the Japanese Society for Forest Medicine, a leading member of the Task Force of Forests and Human Health, and the vice president and secretary general of the International Society of Nature and Forest Medicine.

The event also features international experts from academia, public administrations and private organizations including:

  • Dr. Chia-Pin Yu, National Taiwan University
  • Dr. Bjørn Grinde, Norwegian Institute of Public Health
  • Mr. Alex Gesse, Shinrin-Yoku Terapia de Bosque
  • Mr. Jooyoon Kim, International WELL Building Institute
  • Dr. Ettore Maria Mazzola, University of Notre Dame, Rome Campus
  • Mr. Antonio Caperna, International Society of Biourbanism
  • Ms. Patrizia Laplana Bigott, International WELL Building Institute/ASLA Green Solutions S.L.
  • Prof. Thomas Randrup, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Simone D’Antonio, URBACT, Italy

In addition to representatives from local and national governments who will discuss cutting-edge advances at the local and national level.

The Forum represents the first in a series of Forums that will bring together distinguished scientists, government representatives, political and industry leadership, civic leaders and activists and many other experts and supporters from around the world to discuss and present a blueprint for societal development in the Anthropocene.

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Fondazione Appia Antica
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Rome, Italy