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