“Lungs of the Earth”: 9th Environmental History Biday at PIOP

The Piraeus Group Cultural Foundation (PIOP), the Historical Research Institute of the National Research Foundation (IIE/EIE), the Department of History and Archeology of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the Panhellenic Association of Landscape Architects (PSAT) and the Hellenic Environmental History Society (ELEPI) June 5, 2024- is co-hosting the 9th consecutive two-day Environmental History Conference, Lungs of the Earth, at PIOP on Wednesday and Thursday, June 6 (10:00-17:00). Building in Tavros.

The two-day event explores the forest as a natural resource that benefits people in many ways. However, it is also considered a natural resource that is addressed through development, including the problematic situations that can be created in this context. The aesthetic and biotic value of the forest has been understood and treated in different ways in different periods of history.

Deforestation and their more scientific use, conservation, logging and competitive exploitation, resin collection, as well as local artisans, government and educational organizations, professional associations, and local communities are involved.

In addition, “green spaces” in cities functioned as areas of recreation, urban planning, and public health, while relevant features were attributed to suburban forests, gardens, and orchards identified in connection with urban development and urban development, as opposed to the countryside. cityscape.

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