Fiera di Bergamo
Via Lunga - 24125 Bergamo (BG) - Italy

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Giorgio Gori

Mayor of Bergamo

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Giorgio Gori graduated in Architecture, with a specialisation in urban planning, from Milan Polytechnic. He worked as a journalist in various local editorial offices in Bergamo, his hometown. In 1984, he joined Rete 4 (one of the main Italian television stations, then owned by the Mondadori group), then worked for many years in the Fininvest/Mediaset networks and also directed Canale 5 and Italia 1. In 2001, he founded the television production company Magnolia, of which he was CEO until 2011. Elected mayor of Bergamo in 2014 and reconfirmed in 2019, his double mandate - marked in 2020 by the pandemic tragedy - has been characterised by a profound transformation of the city, the reduction of land consumption and the expansion of green spaces, the redevelopment of numerous areas and beloved local buildings, as well as major interventions on infrastructure, the road system and the suburbs. Its administration has also implemented an extensive modernisation of services based on territorial proximity, collaboration with the third sector, and the active participation of citizens. In recent years, Bergamo has decided to commit to making its food system fairer, more equitable, more inclusive and more sustainable by adopting its own Food Policy, the strategy that will guide the city's policies in the years to come. In 2017, the G7 Agricoltura was held in Bergamo, and the AgriCulture and the Right to Food festival, the annual event that, with its numerous initiatives and widespread conferences, addresses the issues of sustainable agriculture and quality food, also got underway. In the same year, the Bergamo Green project was launched and Bergamo became the European Region of Gastronomy. The city's enhancement policy has also been central, which has seen the recognition of the Mura Venete as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, recognition as a UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy (2019), as the Italian Volunteer Capital in 2022, and the title of Italian Capital of Culture 2023, together with Brescia. In recent years, the city has initiated new festivals and events of great appeal. Great attention has been paid to the institutions and places of culture, with the reopening and refurbishment of the Carrara Academy, the complete restoration of the Donizetti Theatre, the renovation of the Archaeological Museum and the Museum of Natural Sciences, and the opening of the new Museum of Photography and the Museum of the Twentieth Century. In 2021, the restoration of the Astino Monastery and the surrounding valley won the Council of Europe Landscape Prize.

In 2012 he founded the InNovaBergamo Association, with the aim of investigating issues concerning the present and future of the city of Bergamo, later deciding to actively engage in politics.

In November 2020, Rizzoli published his book 'Riscatto. Bergamo and Italy. Notes for a possible future'. He is a member of the Partito Democratico.

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