The EttaroZero outlook - Around 50 talks on soil and its uses were delivered at the EttaroZero convention held in Milan on 7-8 May 2009. The range and variety of papers exceeded all expectations, proving that the issue is a burning one. We here discuss a dozen or so articles that treat of open space in and through the very plurality of interpretative grids that is peculiar to the theme. Soil is a common asset and cannot but be the subject matter of a suitable strategy that traverses various fields of knowledge and gives rise to policies capable of reaffirming its problematic nature and providing appropriate remedies. The latter must be firm and cannot be put off, since several distortions and equilibriums continue to cause irreversible damage to the environment, to the landscape, to farming and even to the future of the city and its inhabitants.
Keywords: Farming; soil; open spaces.