The city of gardens calls for politics

The feeling of temporary relief, of respite from the pincer of heat and smog that is immediately felt walking along a tree or entering the garden of a villa.

Especially in our cities where more and more people are concentrating the majority of the population, makes immediately evident also to our senses that series of statistical data that for a long time repeat to our reason the costs that every day we pay for the lack of investments in gardens and green spaces. Costs, due to lack of intervention, which weigh on us in social, environmental and economic terms, overheating and pollution, costs that affect health and well-being.

It is valid for public spaces, precious legacies often badly endured and only rarely implemented in a logic of relaunching, even between generations, of a creative project that includes aesthetic dimension and quality of life. Applies to the green of private spaces. From the gardens of historic villas to the myriad of even minutes connected to houses, gardens, terraces, balconies. Up to the vertical walls and green roofs of which today we speak a lot.

Now, as many as three bills designed to introduce tax measures for private greenfield risk, after a long work, to end up in finance. Formulating in this way a small corollary the idea for some time in the air that, as regards the green, it is better to think things in terms of opportunities for development and investment. In this case micro molecular occasions.

Nonetheless, the relapses, even starting from their direct interest, as well as in a small form of adoption, taking responsibility, are reverberating both in terms of the environment and public health – from environmental environmental requalification to temperature mitigation and improvement of the air quality – that on the economic and employment, with the induced of the chain of green jobs, up to the garden tourism sector (between 5 and 8.000.000 visitors per year, in strong growth), a sustainable tourism that is distributed, like our historic gardens, throughout the territory.

The introduction of tax deductions for implementation and redevelopment of private green areas would thus extend the “green space” as already provided for the works for the recovery of the building heritage and energy requalification. To the extent of 36%, the tax exemption also concerns the construction of green roofs and roof gardens aimed at the absorption of fine dust, the mitigation of noise pollution and the reduction of thermal excursions and would involve both the owners and the tenants, admitting also “restoration work and recovery of the green related to private historical gardens”.

Tomorrow, September 27th, to present and support the three bills to depriscalize the private green, will be held from 10.30, at the Chamber of Deputies, Sala Regina, the conference promoted by the National Coordination of the Chain of Floriculture and Landscape entitled : Landscape calls politics: economy, health, development, employment and tourism for a sustainable Italy . Experts and signatories of the proposals will speak and, to indicate the importance and transversality of the issues at stake, the ministers of agricultural policies, environment, cultural heritage and tourism, health, infrastructure and transport have been invited (the fundamental one of the economy is missing) ).

Wishing that politics, as always more widely the sensitivity of citizens, responds.