MIC-HUB at the conference ‘City of Lakes’ at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio, Switzerland

We are delighted to participate in the conference ‘New Mobility and Innovations’ this Friday, the third in a series of conferences entitled ‘City of Lakes. An Atlas for the Insubria Territory’ at the Academy of Architecture (the Swiss Italian University) in Mendrisio.


Luca Guala, Senior Consultant of the MIC HUB Mobility Planning Team, will be part of the panel “New Mobility and Innovations” together with:

Enzo Giannini, President, Swiss Drone Base Camp;

Paolo Cappello, Business Unit Director Advanced Air Mobility for SEA Aeroporti di Milano;

Francesca Romano, Head of Airport Accessibility Planning for SEA Aeroporti di Milano.

The conference will include a round table discussion with Giovanni Arioli and Giuditta Botta.


As part of the talk on mobility, Luca Guala will present a case study and research on the Insubria area.


The USI research project ‘City of Lakes. An Atlas for the Insubria Territory’ (Città dei Laghi. Un atlante per il territorio insubrico) aims to study the cross-border territory of the Canton of Ticino and its neighbouring Italian provinces in order to identify and recognise the potential of a large cross-border area whose landscape value and critical mass (more than two million inhabitants) could give it a priority role as a new urban pole between the major metropolitan areas of Zurich and Milan.


The findings will be compiled in a City of Lakes Atlas, a useful analysis and comparison tool to promote the landscape and urbanistic qualities and potential of this cross-border diffused city.


The project is conceived by architect Prof. Michele Arnaboldi and realised by the City of Lakes Laboratory within the Institute of Urban and Landscape Studies at USI.

The project is promoted by the Accademia di Architettura (USI) with the support and patronage of: Regio Insubrica; the municipalities of Bellinzona, Locarno, Lugano, Mendrisio, Chiasso, Varese, Como, Lecco, Luino and Laveno; BancaStato; EFG International Bank; and Insubria Rotary Club Working Group.

We look forward to seeing you at Campus Mendrisio, Palazzo Canavée, room C0.61, at the Academy of Architecture, Mendrisio, Switzerland on Friday 24 November from 4.00 pm

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