News

  • 10th May 2024

    The bottleneck problem in historic cities.

    “Building more roads to prevent congestion is like a fat man loosening his belt to prevent obesity” Lewis Mumford, 1955

    Historic cities were not built for cars. Visualising future sustainable scenarios via Kassandra can help decision makers obtain buy-in from stakeholders and citizens for this often delicate issue, improving resilience and quality of life.

  • 5th May 2024

    Wetlands play a crucial role in supporting biodiversity.

    Healthy wetlands play an essential role as a habitat for biodiversity that can help to adapt to climate change.

    Mediterranean wetlands are critical habitats for migratory birds. However, they are threatened by human pressure, reducing their capacity to preserve biodiversity.

    Kassandra can help in assessing the resilience of these areas and developing adaptation pathways for better decision making.

  • 18th April 2024

    Exciting News! Kassandra will be participating in the World Monuments Fund workshop.

    We are focusing on the critical issue of coastal heritage preservation in the face of climate change. Coastal areas are on the front lines of climate impacts, and heritage sites are no exception.

    Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on how Kassandra and other experts are collaborating to equip decision-makers with the tools and knowledge needed to address these complex challenges. Let’s come together to explore effective communication strategies for advocating urgent action.

  • 16th April 2024

    We are proud to be part of this interesting project with 9 European cities!

    URWAN PARTNERSHIP MEETING JOURNEY

    Here we are, the Second Meeting of URWAN Project has officially started!

  • 9th February 2024

    Kassandra for the Cittadella dello Sport.

    In the heart of the urban landscape of Modica Sorda there is a site of enormous potential waiting to be unlocked. A space full of opportunities to redefine community, sport and sustainability.

    Today we reveal the vision of an innovative project carried out using Kassandra, for the Cittadella dello Sport, a new campus destined to transform the fabric of the city of Modica and raise the quality of life of its inhabitants by laying the foundations for a vibrant, inclusive and sustainable urban environment.

  • 12th December 2023

    We won’t be dreaming of a white Christmas this year…

    Climate Change is causing average and peak temperatures to rise across the globe.

    In Sicily, where we are based, temperatures are already exceeding even the more conservative estimates with projected increases of 3 degrees and exceptional peak temperatures in summer – Sicily holds the European temperature record of 48.8 degrees – and peak winter temperatures are also rising with 27 degrees recorded on 14th December 2022.

    Celebrating a Tropical Christmas, therefore, is not simply a provocation, but a very likely reality of our near future. Christmas this year will be therefore a time for reflection on our impact on nature.

  • 23rd November 2023

    We are very proud that we were able to contribute with Kassandra to one of the most interesting case studies!

    This far-reaching and insightful report by the National Trust shows the way in dealing with Climate Change at all levels, from policy to data, from experimentation to implementation, from learning from history to predicting the future.

    You can find the report here:

    https://lnkd.in/emQEc2Dv

  • 14th November

    Another important moment for us! Ready for the Milano City Conference.

    È un grande onore per noi essere partner del più importante evento sulle smart cities in Italia.

    Vi aspettiamo a Milano!

  • 12th November 2023

    Kassandra is a partner of the Milan Smart City Conference 2023, the main annual event on Smart Cities and Climate Change in Italy.

    We will be talking about innovative ways for cities to Save Money and Save the Planet!

    More information at:

    https://www.smartbuildingitalia.it/programma-scc-2023/
  • 20th October 2023

    We are delighted to be Partners of the Milan Smart City Conference 2023!

    It will be a great opportunity to share knowledge and push the boundaries of smart city design and management.

    We hope to see you there.

  • 17th October 2023

    Proud to have been part of this!

    Together with at the Ordine degli Architetti in Palermo we are talking about what identity, time and heritage means for us in a city and how it defines our culture.

  • 14th October 2023

    Presentation of the book to which we have contributed with a paper on cities and memory.

    What does identity, time and heritage mean for us in a city? How does it define our culture? How should contemporaries architecture interact with historic urban fabric?

    We will be talking about this and more with esteemed colleagues on Tuesday 17th October at the Ordine degli Architetti in Palermo.

  • 19th September 2023

    Kassandra in Istanbul at the 50th ASECAP-EU ASSOCIATION Study and Information Days

    Today is an important day for us, we are in Istanbul for the 50th ASECAP – EU ASSOCIATION Study and Information Days where we will present the results of the pilot study “Resilience of motorway infrastructures in relation to the phenomenon of climate change” carried out for the Concessioni Autostradali Venete S.p.A. in partnership with Climate Change Study Centre (CCSC) and Ecogest.

  • 8th July 2023

    The future of our cities and Climate Change

    On 7th July we presented Kassandra and had a very interesting debate about the future of our cities and Climate Change.

    Thank you to all at the Ordine Architetti Lecce and especially Danilo Pastore and Aurora Riga for the fantastic welcome!

  • 5th July 2023

    Kassandra in Lecce as part of the celebrations for 100 years of the national chapter of Architects in Italy

    On 7th July we will be talking about Kassandra in Lecce as part of the celebrations for 100 years of the national chapter of Architects in Italy!

    We will talk about Future Heritage – Cities of the future and climate change.

    Registrations are now open! Follow the link to register online: https://www.architettilecce.it/cont.php?cat=areariservata

  • 29th April 2023

    Kassandra calls to action!

    Our call to action for accountability in local authorities in regards to Climate Change in the press today!

    Read more here: https://www.ildomanibleo.com/2023/04/29/sicilia-i-fondatori-di-kassandra-lanciano-proposta-ai-candidati-a-sindaco-istituire-un-assessorato-al-cambiamento-climatico/?fbclid=IwAR1dixzjcsvDBToBFO1ngavYof64FnCS8a-aV4TiHYbRnx7ge62LUAqAb90

  • 24th March 2023

    Kassandra at “Il futuro è presente. Immaginiamo una città sostenibile”

    Future is Present! How collective decisions taken today can make or break the future of the next generations? Watch here: https://www.vrsicilia.it/il-futuro-e-presente-immaginiamo-una-citta-sostenibile/

  • 21st March 2023

    Kassandra about the need for immediate action against Climate Change

    Dealing with plausible futures, even extreme ones, will require data-driven decisions and collective buy-in.

  • 21st March 2023

    Kassandra’s ‘prophecies’ for the city of Modica

    Another chance of highlighting the need for immediate action against Climate Change.

    Read more: https://www.ragusaoggi.it/dai-giovani-un-atto-di-amore-per-la-citta-di-modica-ascoltarla-conoscerla-e-viverla/

  • 16th March 2023

    Tomorrow 17th March @ 19:30!

    We will be talking about the future of our cities and how decisions made today can lead to alternative realities for the next generations.

  • 15th March 2023

    Kassandra on TV!

    An in-depth and wide ranging interview on Climate Change, the future of cities, architecture and decision-making.

    Onwards!

  • 9th March 2023

    Kassandra at the University of Trento!

    On 14th March we will be presenting Kassandra at the University of Trento!

    Part of Nude, new urban design, this series of talks focuses on knowledge, the city, design, technology and new urban landscapes.

  • 9th March 2023

    Save the date!

    We will be giving a talk on 17th March focusing on plausible alternative futures for Modica 100 years from now.

  • 3rd March 2023

    Kassandra and the sustainable future of cities

    Great talk last night about Climate Change, citied and the power of data. Good to be amongst friends!

    Thanks to Fondazione Arch RG for the invitation!

  • 2nd March 2023

    Pomeriggi di Architettura

    Tonight we will be talking about how data can influence the sustainable future of cities!

  • 1st March 2023

    Kassandra in the press!

    Quotidiano di Ragusa : Da Modica l’allarme: deleghe istituzionali al cambiamento climatico una priorità ma….

    Continua a leggere: https://www.quotidianodiragusa.it/2023/03/01/attualita/da-modica-lallarme-deleghe-istituzionali-al-cambiamento-climatico-una-priorita-ma/?fbclid=IwAR3swC9CfjhiegtZk43axhjMixDLKcPhkFJok6rlB_tuT8sy79SaPOg8wu0

  • 15th February 2023

    Kassandra on Radio Fantastica RMB and SestaRete TV

    Kassandra’s proposal for a single point of responsibility in local authorities and national governments to tackle Climate Change is generating a lot of interest.

    Watch the interview with arch. Mark Cannata: https://www.facebook.com/radiofantasticaRMB/videos/3464841483748678/

  • 14th February 2023

    Kassandra’s in the press!

    Climate Change is a real and present danger. As such local, regional and national authorities must urgently be equipped with specific executive powers specifically to tackle Climate Change.

    It is, literally, a matter of life and death.

    Thank you Lasicilia.it for taking on board our proposal.

  • 24th December 2022

    Merry Christmas!

  • 15th December 2022

    Mark Cannata of Kassandra interviewed on the problem of excessive land consumption in Italy and Sicily

    Land consumption is phenomenon associated with the loss of a fundamental environmental resource, due to the occupation of originally agricultural, natural or semi-natural surfaces.

    This phenomenon therefore refers to an increase in the artificial cover of land, mainly due to the construction of new buildings and infrastructure and the expansion of cities.