Report from the conference organized by the Lombardy Chapter of GBC Italia, within the rich program of appointments of the Sustainable Development Festival. Among many speeches we can identify two main themes: on one hand the sustainable building, on the other one mobility; everything centered on the community and the citizens.
It is no coincidence that the conference took place in Milan with over 200 “green” buildings certified or undergoing certification based on international protocols such as LEED, BREAM, WELL; example of a European city that has accepted the challenge of an urban transformation towards a model of sustainable city both from the point of view of new architectures and new transport infrastructures.
The new keywords are transformation, change and development: no longer as land use, but as a living, concrete, stimulating dialogue between the territory and the community focused on wellbeing and peoples’ quality of life.
Elena Veneziani from UL explained the requirements for products and materials for sustainable construction, and the tools that help identify them, such as the SPOT database, exploring the challenges in the circular economy and reducing the environmental impact of business and productive activities.
Alberto Bruno of Progetto CMR presented two sustainable Milanese projects: The Sign and De Castillia 23, both requalification of existing buildings focused on the well-being of users and also of the neighborhood communities. The importance of the relationship with the outside is accentuated, with nature to stimulate interaction, creativity and productivity between people; meeting in a smart square, or walking on an artificial hill, or enjoying the benefits of natural light.
The conference goes on to talk about the value of dialogue and interaction, emphasizing the importance of involving and having the consent of users, ordinary people.
Speaking of concrete sustainable mobility solutions, in the era of sharing economy, the concept of the use replacing the concept of ownership has emerged.
Last Alessandro Lodigiani (Chapter Lombardy GBC Italy and moderator of the conference) concludes stating that although there are many actors, everything is connected, everything is contaminated, in the positive sense of the term.