The first meeting of “The Days of the blue economy” will be held on Wednesday, November 30, 2016, at 11:00 am at Castello del Valentino, in Sala dei Gigli. The subject of these meetings is how to overcome the crisis by using the resources of the territory and by the imitating the nature. The systemic Approach, proposed by the Department of Architecture and Design of the Politecnico di Torino and the Consulta Europea Regionale, promotes a number of meetings to discuss these issues and to develop plans based on the Blue Economy.

The Days of the Blue Economy, organized a year after the Memorandum of Understanding signed between the DAD and the Consulta Regionale Europea, are created to compare different actors on current themes of environmental, economic and social sustainability, that involve and affect Piedmont.

The so-called Blue Economy, whose founder is the economist Gunter Pauli, is based on the imitation of nature and its ability not to generate waste. It proposes a model that allows to make profits, to create new employment, environmental quality and system culture; It enhances the quality of the territory and helps solve environmental and social problems. This economic theory includes the concept of systemic approach / design developed by the research group of Systemic Design of the Politecnico di Torino, founded by Professor Luigi Bistagnino. He says:”It’s a new way to approach the project, the production processes and get even sustainable products, where the output of a system is always the input of another. The main targets are the so-called “zero” emissions, the implementation of a new economic model of production and the creation of a community, that is strongly and consciously connected to the territory, and where the existence of the individual is related to that of others. All work together to create a vital network, that is highly active and resilient. The ensemble enhances the parties.”

The MoU also includes the application of a policy document of the Systemic Approach, that affects the territory, the community, the products and services. An economic and productive systemic model needs new assessment parameters, that must be based on the quality of processes and products, and not on quantity. The policy document provides the assessment criteria to evaluate the relationship between the various productive activities.

The production takes place in a local and network context, in a collaboration between production processes (agricultural and industrial), nature, local context and community. This combination created a broader and more complex project, which concerns both the entire production chain, and the activities related to it.

The application of the policy document of the Systemic Approach proposes that the whole process is assessed and regulated by a Scientific Committee composed of experts in the Systemic Design and members of bodies, who represent the productive system.

The final meeting is scheduled on December 19, at 2.00 pm, at the Great Hall of Lingotto, Gunter Pauli will also take part in the event. It will be also the occasion to present the book Micromacro, edited by Luigi Bistagnino with the contribution from other experts.

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