Andreas Kipar studied Landscape Architecture at Essen University GHS from 1980-84, and Architecture and Urban Development at the Milan Polytechnic from 1989-1994, where he has taught Public Space Design since 2009.
Andreas Kipar is a full member of the Deutsche Akademie für Städtebau und Landesplanung (DASL – German Academy for Urban Planning and Landscape Architecture), the Bund Deutscher Landschaftsarchitekten (BDLA – Union of German Landscape Architects, of whose governing board he has been a member since 2009), the Associazione Italiana Architettura Paessaggio (AIAPP – Italian Association of Landscape Architecture), the Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica (INU – Italian Institute for Urban Development), and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Gartenkunst und Landschaftsarchitektur (DGGL – German Society for Garden Design and Landscape Architecture). Since 2009, Andreas Kipar has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the Die Grüne Stadt foundation. His landscape architecture office LAND, which has offices in Italy, Switzerland and Germany, offers regional, national, and international clients services in designing livable spaces for the world of tomorrow.
„Greening the city – Green Rays Milan“
session 1: updating green strategies 9.30 – 10.45
Metropolitan areas are facing new challenges in the attempt to guarantee a sustainable urban development and improve their appeal thanks to new public spaces and services.
Milan, with one of the highest urban densities in the continent and a significant industrial heritage, is a paradigmatic example in the European scenario: the upgrade of former industrial land opens new links, which will heal the urban organism through punctual by-passes. They must break out the tight limits of the spatially defined design in order to become part of the whole urban landscape, so transform Milan in a light, fluid, comfortable, even slower city.
From these statements moved the project “Raggi Verdi” in 2003, a strategy to activate and connect neglected open spaces within a wider urban vision aiming to a greater urban permeability and liveability of the public city. The strategy has been implemented over years and included into Milan’s strategic plan. Now it looks beyond the municipal borders: landscape is the driver for a sustainable development at regional scale based on green-blue infrastructures and territorial aptitudes.