The first Master of “Management of Landscape and Urban Green Areas”, organised by the University of Perugia together with Assoimpredia (National Association of Environmental Protection and Defence Companies), is about to start. On Friday 19th of March, at 9 a.m., the inauguration of the first-level Master Course aimed at training future green managers.
The opening ceremony, organised online due to anti-Covid restrictions, will be attended by Maurizio Oliviero, Rector of the University, Giovanni Gigliotti, Director of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Gianluca Bartolini, President of Assoimpredia, and other representatives of the sponsoring organisations.
The Master course, organised by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in collaboration with the Department of Agricultural, Food and Environmental Sciences, aims to train professional figures with a high cultural, scientific and applicative profile for the management of companies involved in the creation and maintenance of urban, ornamental and historical public green areas in urban and suburban contexts.
Nowadays there is an increasing request for multifunctional managers, who are able to combine legal, economic, technical, engineering and agronomic skills. What is more, it is essential to train professionals capable of safeguarding and protecting the environment, making them increasingly aware of the multiple challenges that ecosystems are already facing and will face in the future due to climate change.
For these reasons, to stay in line with the European Climate Strategy to mitigate the consequences and risks of the Climate Emergency, the Master course will pay particular attention to environmental legislation, public procurement, principles of business management organisation, naturalistic engineering techniques, phytogeography and geobotany, maintenance of ornamental species (from turf to trees) and design of green spaces.
The lessons of the Master will be carried out online and partly in presence (application laboratories and workshops with experts). In addition, an experimental module will be dedicated to the presentation of LIFE Clivut Project and to show the functions of the Project Web app “LIFE CLIVUT TREEDB” (https://lifeclivut.treedb.eu/). Between July and October, students will be hosted by major companies in the sector to complete their training.