Urban environment

Urban environment

In cities the effects of the urban environment are now clear and have different impacts: environmental, social and economic. Amongst other challenges to face in order to improve the environment it is important to find a balance between population density and compactness on one side, and quality of life in a healthy urban environment on the other one. The most important problems are: poor air quality, noise pollution, green house gases (GHGs), reduced water resources and waste management. Italy, in line with the 2020 European Strategy, recognises an important cross cutting role of urban environmental policies towards the sustainable development of cities.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION In a scenario in which the restrictions on emissions and consumption are increasingly restrictive and in which there is a tendency to search solutions for zero emission vehicles (ZEV - Zero Emissions Vehicle), investigations  aimed at studying the possibilities offered by a mixtures of methane and hydrogen as fuel for internal combustion engines gain ground. The experiments carried out in recent years by various Institutes, Universities and research centers have...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION    Poly-SUMP has defined a methodology for the development of Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans  (SUMP) in polycentric regions - characterized by the presence of several  areas of development - in which goods and services, and therefore transport needs are distributed in different cities/ municipalities. Mobility planning in these areas is complex, involving administrative bodies of more areas, sometimes located even in different countries...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In Europe most small and medium-sized cities face problems with the mobility of people and goods. In many cases in these urban areas it can be noted that the majority of journeys take place by private car and that there is a low attractiveness of local public transport (LPT). This condition can also be worsened by the widespread offer of parking lots and parking places that further encourage the exclusive use of private cars. The PERHT project wanted to address...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION   The C-LIEGE Project - efficient management of transport and logistics of the last mile - is a showcase of good practices and an integrated support tool for all European cities that aim for clean and sustainable urban freight transport. Based on the analysis of the good practices identified in different European cities, the project defined a decision support tool (C-LIEGE Toolbox) addressed to local authorities to plan, implement and monitor effective...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION In 2010, during the Fifth Ministerial Conference on Environment and Health, Ministers and Representatives of the Member States of the European Region of the World Health Organization (WHO),  responsible for health and  environment, took a commitment, signing the Parma Declaration ("Protecting the health of children in a changing environment"), to reduce the percentage of diseases of environmental origin. Air pollution is recognized as the main risk...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The ELBA project represents a first experiment of sustainable transport of passengers and goods implemented on a small island. The initiative has addressed all the possible mobility-related problems of this tourism-oriented island with particular attention to the environmental and landscape protection of a territory that is, by its nature, delicate and exposed to risks. The main objectives of ELBA were the study, implementation, demonstration and evaluation of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Industrial areas are located in extra-urban contexts where it is generally more difficult to create transport infrastructures adequate to the workers' demand of services, consequently it has an environmental impact on the territory in terms of poor air quality and increase of CO2 emissions. The I.MO.S.M.I.D. project has responded to these problems by creating an innovative model for sustainable local mobility governance, focusing in particular on commuting...