Expo 2015 is the next scheduled Universal Exposition and will be hosted by Milan, Italy, between 1 May and 31 October 2015. This will be the second time Milan hosts the exposition, the first being the Milan International of 1906. The theme chosen for the 2015 Milan Universal Exposition is Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life. This embraces technology, innovation, culture, traditions and creativity and how they relate to food and diet in the light of new global scenarios and emerging issues, with a principal focus on the right to healthy, secure and sufficient food for all the world’s inhabitants.
Architect Gianni Brizzi presented Milan’s cultural and urbanistic history, including recent development in the urban cityscape such as skyscrapers that now surpass the iconic Pirelli building, once the tallest in Europe. He followed with a presentation on Milano Expo 2015, a full scale world’s fair taking place on a suburban site northwest of the city in the direction of Malpensa airport. The Expo will host displays from 145 countries, some such as Italy, Germany, and other European countries in their own large free-standing pavilions and others grouped into 9 thematic cluster buildings. The theme of the Expo (Feeding the Planet – Energy for Life)” is elaborated along five thematic routes connecting the different areas within the Expo site. These routes are titled “The story of humankind. The history of food”, ‘Feast and famine: a contemporary paradox”, “The future of food”, “Sustainable food – an equitable world”, and “Taste is knowledge”. You can view Brizzi’s presentation as a pdf file by CLICKING HERE.
Gianni Brizzi is an architect and urban planner. He graduated at the Politecnico di Milano, one of Italy’s most prestigious engineering schools. Subsequently, he completed his academic training with investment finance and project development and management courses. His professional life has been dedicated to investment evaluation activities initially in Italy at the consulting firm SOMEA, Societa’ per la Matematica e l’Economia Applicate, and subsequently in Washington at the World Bank in various professional and managerial capacities. His experience spans over multiple investment sectors such as housing, tourism, transport and industry and over 20 countries worldwide at the World Bank and elsewhere in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa. Presently, he works as an international freelance consultant mainly in the area of tourism development and the socioeconomic evaluation of cultural assets. During the last ten years, he has been sharing his time between Washington and Milano, his native city.