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Meet Giulio Senes of Milan, Italy

by Justin Hyatt

Giulio Senes is one of our newest members of AltaGO Europe’s network of experts in the field of active mobility. Giulio, as a university professor in Milan and head of the Italian division of the European Greenway Association (EGWA), brings both a wealth of experience and an unlimited amount of enthusiasm for completing exciting projects in Italy.

 

JH: Tell us a bit about your favorite topics and your specialties. What kinds of projects or activities make your heart beat faster? 

GS: First of all, greenway planning. The “planning approach” comes from a great friend, Julius Fabos, Professor Emeritus of the UMass at Amherst. It is a new way of thinking about landscape planning, using a key-concept the connection of natural and man-made corridors. The application in Italy of this concept is not easy. Then, rail-trails design. Since 2000, I have been engaged in the assessment of the abandoned railway lines in Italy (7000 km) and their recovery as greenways. Continue reading