Meeting of cities and climate action projects in urban environments

LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico is a European project promoted by the Council of Lugo, a pioneer in eco-sustainable planning in medium-sized cities, which takes advantage of the use of its own natural resources and promotes the green economy.
Among the actions developed are the construction of the first public building made of Galician wood, the design of the first Multi-ecological Neighborhood in Spain and the preparation of a catalog of solutions of urban design, demonstrative actions that can be exported to other European cities. It also includes the creation of informative spaces for the scientific community and main society, with the creation of an urban forest in which native tree species and shrubs stand out, showing their potential use for the development of sustainable urban action against climate change.

This meeting will be held at the Centro Cultural O Vello Cárcere of Lugo in a hybrid format (online and in-person). In-person capacity is limited to 75 people.


Monday, December 19th (Online & In-person)



Institutional Presentation by:
Institutional representative of the City Council of Lugo.
Institutional representative of the Deputation of Lugo.
Institutional representative of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.
Institutional representative of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.

Presentation of the Covenant of Mayors Initiative.
Meline González-Piloyan. Project Coordinator and Policy Advisor. Covenant of Mayors.

Presentation of the goals of the Meeting.
Boris Hinojo. Project Manager LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

SESSION 1: Urban planning for adaptation to climate change

10:00 – 11:30

• Multi-ecological neighborhood. Biodynamic Strategic Plan LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

Jose Alonso. Architect.

• Planning of residential climatic comfort zones.

Ruben Nieto Seijas. Engineer of roads, canals and ports. Terravanza Manager

Roberto Pardo Barro. Dr. Architect. Contributing editor. Independent professional.

Coffee Break

11:30 – 12:00 COFFEE BREAK

SESSION 2: Sustainable urban development solutions

12:00 – 13:30

• Catalog of Sustainable Urban Design Solutions LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

Jesús Ángel Martínez Espiñeira (Roads, Canals and Ports Engineer)

Jorge Gómez Cereijo (Architect)

• LIFE CerSuds, Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems.

Javier Mira. Coordinator of the Habitat area of ​​the Institute of Ceramic Technology.

• HOOP Project: Hub of circular cities to promote investments in technologies for the recovery of urban residual currents.

Maria Tortosa. Project Manager and Project Manager at Cetaqua.

SESSION 3: Green solutions in the urban environment

16:00 – 17:45

• LIFE Water Cool.

Lucas Perea Gil. Head of Cooperation and Funds.

• LIFE Lungs.

Inês Freire. Project Manager (Câmara Municipal de Lisboa)

• Urban Forest As Gándaras LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

Antonio Rigueiro. Emeritus Professor at the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela.

• Urban gardens in the LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico project.

Luis Ruiz Garcia. Associate Professor at the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


17:45 – 18:00 BREAK

SESSION 4: Local wood as a constructive climate action solution

18:00 – 19:30

• Impulso Verde Building. LIFE Lugo + Biodinámico.

Belén Feijóo. Architect. Senior Research Technician at PEMADE-USC (Structural Wood Engineering Platform of the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela).

• LIFE Wood for Future.

Manuel Guaita. Director of PEMADE.

• FSC Certification.

Gonzalo Anguita. Executive Director FSC Spain.

Tuesday, December 20th (In-Person Only)

Visit to the Urban Forest of Lugo

09:30 – 12:00

Presentation of the different demonstration actions developed in the area of ​​As Gándaras, Lugo for the creation of the As Gándaras urban forest. There will be a guided tour through the different areas: the area of ​​native hardwoods, energy crops, the souto (chestnut plantation), the arboretum and the As Gándaras-Ceao wetland.

Presentations by members of the City Council of Lugo, the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


Visit to the Impulso Verde building

12:00 – 13:30

During the visit to the building, aspects of its construction will be presented, its materials and its energy efficiency, paying special attention to the construction with wood. Aspects of the urbanization of the building, the Multiecological Neighborhood and future urban gardens in the area will also be explained.

Presentations by members of the City Council of Lugo, the Universidade de Santiago de Compostela and the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid.


Meeting Closure

13:30 – 13:45 MEETING CLOSURE