The sustainable city

The sustainable city is a topic that many are talking about, in the field of ecology and environment. But what are the minimum credentials that an urban centre must have in order to be considered "sustainable"?
This was established by Legislative Decree 257/2016, published in the Gazzetta on 13 January last, which establishes minimum requirements for the construction of infrastructure for alternative fuels, including charging points for electric vehicles and refuelling points for liquefied natural gas, hydrogen and liquefied petroleum gas. The Decree amends the Consolidated Law on Construction (Presidential Decree 380/2001) and prescribes, by 31 December 2017, that municipalities must adapt the building regulations by providing that, in order to obtain the qualification, it is obligatory to install charging points for electric vehicles.
The measure establishes that an adequate number of charging points accessible to the public must be set up in the territory by 31 December 2020.
A long-term project that should in fact focus on identifying and studying real examples of sustainable choices, in terms of global footprint and nature conservation in the city. The real challenge, therefore, is to undertake sustainable pathways based on real cases. In Italy, for example, we have seen how some cities have successfully launched eco-sustainable projects, contributing concretely to the fight against pollution.
  • Reading indicators that can help to improve the quality of life of citizens and users and plan their future in a more sustainable way.
  • Support in the design and implementation of services aimed at ISO 37120 certification, through a digital mapping of the various indicators related to the theme of urban sustainability, (possibly) development of a specific application of the Municipality.
  • Create a database that allows the classification of the level of sustainability of the Municipality, using the analytical model defined by the World Council on City Data (WCCD) for the evaluation of ISO 37210 certification.