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REFERENCES Borasio, M. & Prusicki, M. (2014) Milan rural metropolis. A project for the enhancement of waters towards the neo-ruralisation of territorial system in Milan [Online: www.fupress.net] Gambi, L. & Gozzoli, M. C. (1982) Milano: La Citta nella storia d’Italia. Rome-Bari: Latterza Lombardy Region (2015) Invest in Lombardy [Online: www.investinlombardy.com] Meijers, E., Hollander, K. & Hoogerbrugge, M. (2012) Case study on Milan Metropolitan Area. Part of EMI’s knowledge and research agenda on polycentric metropolitan areas. The Hague: European Metropolitan network Institute Pedrazzini, L. (2014) Peri-urban space and urban agriculture: a new challenge for metro-regions. Territorio, Issue 71, pp. 16-25 Pedrazzini, L. (2015) Milan Metropolitan Development [Interview by Deltametropolis Association: 30 September 2015] Regione Lombardia (2015) Regione Lombardia/Territorio,Urbanistica e Difesa del suolo - Piano Paesaggistico Regionale [Online: www.territorio. regione.lombardia.it] Rurbance (2013) Rurbance, Rural Urban Governance [Online: www.rurbance.eu] Shaw, A.-M. (2013) Rough Guide to Italy. 11th ed. s.l.:Rough Guides MAP DATA Regione Lombardia Cartografia (2015) Parchi Regionali

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the rural traditions and origin of food. The place is called “Parco delle Risaie” and is part of “Parco Agricolo Sud”. One result of the project is the “Strada del Riso” (Rice Road), a thematic route that conveys knowledge of the rice farming tradition and functions as green area for open-air and leisure activities. The project is run by the Parco delle Risaie Association, a non-profit body consisting of primarily citizens who live in the surrounding areas.

Top 8 tourist sites by Lonely Planet 1. Roof of Milan’s Duomo 2. The Last Supper 3. Shopping in Milan 4. Certosa di Pavia Monastary 5. Cycling around Mantua 6. Tortelli alla zucca (local dish) 7. Lake Como 8. Citta Alta, Bergamo

The Lombardy region, together with the province, Milan Municipality and the municipalities of Milan metropolitan area, has signed a common agreement to transform Milan into an agricultural/rural metropolis. With the name “Milano Metropoli Rurale”, this project proposes a network of farms, distribution and processing sites, consumption cooperatives, schools and education agencies, and social cooperatives. The network provides know-how and employment for farmers and other actors and, above all, aims to utilize the abundance of well-governed water in high quality food (Borasio & Prusicki, 2014). With farms dating back 300 years and monasteries from the 11th century, this rural area is rich in cultural heritage. Monasteries served as the ‘founders’ of agricultural activity in the southern part of Milan, where they redeveloped the existing canal network for irrigation and drainage purposes (Pedrazzini, 2015).

Our top 5 sites for the highly skilled worker 1. Parco delle Risaie/ Parco Agricolo Sud 2. Expo 2015 site 3. Biking in the rural countryside 4. Lake Como 5. Monasteries in the periphery of Milan

The “Expo 2015 – Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” offered a great opportunity for Milan to establish its identity as a rural metropolis from a marketing perspective. The exhibition included an array of greenhouses and farmland where each pavilion could grow its own crops. The legacy plan aims to join it to the 47,000 existing hectares of Parco Agri­ colo Sud and a network of existing farms. As a result of the expo, the “Milan Charter” was signed, a manifesto that fights against malnutrition and waste, while promoting equal access to natural resources and a sustainable management of food production.

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