PROSPETTIVE URBANE: Progetto editoriale Milano Urban Center

On Wednesday, July 17 2024 at 18:00 CET, Davide Ponzini and Stefano Di Vita will present the recent book Milan Cultural Mega-Events at a dedicated event hosted by the Milano Urban Center. The event is held in collaboration with the Order of Architects PPC of the Province of Milan. Four other recent books addressing various urban perspectives of the city of Milan will also be presented and discussed. The event is open to the public and will be held at Palazzo Morando (Via Sant’Andrea 6).

Da Expo alle Olimpiadi: “Ombre sulla neve” e “Milan cultural mega-events” alla Biblioteca Cassina Anna, Milano 

Davide Ponzini, Zachary Jones and Abdallah Jreij present the book Milan Cultural Mega-events in conjunction with Luigi Casanova presenting his book Ombre sulla neve. The event, open to the public, addressed the five main themes of the book and generated a public discussion about the legacy of the 2015 Expo and the goals of the upcoming 2026 Winter Olympic Games.


May 11, 2024

Biblioteca Cassina Anna, Milan

I Grandi Eventi Giubileo 2025 e Olimpiadi di Milano-Cortina 2026 

Davide Ponzini presents some of the findings of the recent publication Milan Cultural Mega-events: From the 2015 Expo through the 2026 Winter Olympics. In the presentation he highlights the spatial particularities of the Milano Cortina 2026 Winter Olympics in comparison to past events as well as the potentiality for a cultural legacy of the future event based on the experience of hosting the 2015 Expo.  


March 27, 2024

Rome Chamber of Commerce 

Turning Cities into Mega-event Stages: From Theoretical Considerations to Practical Implementations in Portugal 

Dr. Zachary M. Jones gives the presentation Navigating heritage contexts, planning, governance and communities within European Capitals of Culture. He overviews the important role that Cultural mega-events can play in cities and presents some of the main findings from the HOMEE Research Project and examples of how to implement the recommendations from the Charter for Mega-events in Heritage-rich Cities.  

February 20, 2024

Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon

Mega-events in Evolution: New patterns of planning, policy and growth 

The past ten years have brought about significant changes to the planning, organization and implementation of mega-events. Following a period of regular and continuous growth, there is significant uncertainty regarding their future. This seminar will explore these issues through the presentation of recent research investigating different aspects – from the policy impact of the IOC’s Agenda 2020 on planning and development to the emerging effects of Milan-Cortina 2026 spreading events across multiple host cities and regions. The accompanying trends of growth and decline, as well as what the future may hold in terms of ongoing evolution, will be reflected upon and discussed. 

GUD Network’s Liveable Public Space Thematic Nodes Seminars 

April 26, 2023, Online


  • Marichela Sepe Dicea (Sapienza Università di Roma)
  • Zachary M. Jones (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Gustavo Lopes dos Santos (Instituto Superior Técnico)
  • Francesca Vigotti (Politecnico di Milano)
  • Martin Müller (University of Lausanne)