Sustainability charter and sustainable mobility

  • Ilenia Spadaro Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa
  • Francesca Pirlone Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa
  • Selena Candia Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa
Keywords: Sustainability charter, Sustainable mobility, Participation, Agenda 2030


In order to make our cities more sustainable, the paper describes a research aimed at defining a new urban tool in the context of Agenda 2030. It is the 'Sustainability Charter', a tool that already exists at the international level, but here is analyses at the local level as a result of decision-making process which refers to a set of interactions between academia (the university), industry and local community. One of the priority of the Sustainability Charter is to analyse all the sustainable services that an administration has to implement in order to help citizens to have virtuous lifestyles. The authors developed a methodological approach to better define, implement and asses these sustainable actions related to different urban topics (mobility, waste management, energy production…). In particular, the paper proposes to adopt different indicators to measure the sustainability of each action using a specific chart defined as sustainability map. The method proposed by the authors aims to be easily adaptable and scalable to different local administrations. To give a concrete example of the results that can be obtained from its application, the paper proposes the experience of the Sustainability Charter of Sestri Levante, a medium-sized municipality in Italy in the Ligurian Riviera. Thanks to this experience, the Municipality of Sestri Levante can improve its mobility-related sustainability services.


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Author Biographies

Ilenia Spadaro, Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa

Engineer, PhD and Assistant Professor in town planning; she carries out scientific activities at Polytechnic School, University of Genoa, where she is a teacher in courses on Territorial Planning. Her researches are focused on natural risks, requalification of historical-cultural heritage, environmental sustainability themes: waste, tourism, mobility and transport, energy. Author of several publications and speaker at International and National conferences.

Francesca Pirlone, Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa

Associate professor in town planning at Polytechnic School - University of Genoa, PhD, engineer. She is a teacher in three university courses of four Degree Courses. She has developed different lines of research, from requalification, natural risks, sustainability, waste, tourism, infrastructures and mobility, activities carried out in EU and national programs. Author of numerous publications and speaker at International and National Conferences.

Selena Candia, Polytechnic School, Department of Civil, Chemical and Environmental Engineering, University of Genoa

Graduated in architecture and construction engineer. She is a PhD student in the field of Territorial Planning and councillor in the Ligurian Region. Her research focuses in particular on sustainable mobility, circular economy and tourism.


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How to Cite
SpadaroI., PirloneF., & CandiaS. (2022). Sustainability charter and sustainable mobility. TeMA - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment, 115-129.
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