Writing the future on World Cities Day

Urbanization is alive and growing: our cities are tipped to house an additional 2.4 billion people over the next 30 years!

“Building Sustainable and Resilient Cities” was the theme of this year’s United Nations World Cities Day, and ISO standards are proving to be essential tools to do exactly that.

How do you enhance a city’s attractiveness, and preserve its environmental, social and cultural assets, when faced with a growing population?

ISO 37101 is part of a suite of standards dedicated to future-proofing cities and making them sustainable and resilientSince becoming the first community in Europe to be certified to ISO International Standard ISO 37101, Sustainable development in communities – Management system for sustainable development – Requirements with guidance for use, Sappada in Italy now benefits from better managed local complexities, new initiatives for education and environmental protection, new ways of promoting their area and a system to measure and monitor sustainability performance – all the while increasing community engagement.

ISO 37101 is part of a suite of standards dedicated to future-proofing cities and making them sustainable and resilient, thus contributing to the goal of this year’s World Cities Day and United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 11 for sustainable cities and communities.

> Read entire article Writing the future on World Cities Day | Katie Bird | ISO.org

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