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With his work, renowned Italian-born architect and professor of architecture Stefano Boeri is exemplary of the new mcbw motto, How to cocreate with nature. 

Boeri is president of the Foundation for the Future of Cities, cochair of the World Forum on Urban Forests scientific committee, and is deemed to be one of the key players in the debate on climate change in the field of international architecture. He is known for his research on regeneration and development plans for metropoles and large cities. 

Boeri focuses his work on the geopolitical and environmental impact of urban phenomena, for example, the Bosco Verticale project in Milan he initiated in 2014. Bosco Verticale is the first prototype of a residential building hosting more than 700 trees and 20,000 plants to integrate living nature and was ranked the world’s best building by CTBUH (Chicago). 

Among other things, Boeri’s draft perspective is reflected in Trudo Vertical Forest, the first vertical forest for social housing inaugurated in 2021 in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. 

Author and publisher of Green Obsession. Trees towards Cities. Humans towards Forests (2021), Boeri will be the keynote speaker at the mcbw design summit scheduled for May 13, 2024 at Munich Urban Colab.