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Pursuing the SDG11 Targets: The Role of the Sustainability Protocols

Interuniversity Department of Regional and Urban Studies and Planning (DIST), Politecnico di Torino, Viale Mattioli 39, 20125 Turin, Italy
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Sustainability 2021, 13(7), 3858; https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073858
Received: 12 February 2021 / Revised: 23 March 2021 / Accepted: 29 March 2021 / Published: 31 March 2021
This paper is built on the following research questions: (i) What are the direct/indirect relationships between Sustainable Development Goal 11 (SDG11) and sustainability protocols? (ii) Could the sustainability protocols constitute a solution towards the achievement of SDG11? We underline that, on the one hand, the SDGs are guidelines to support the development of sustainable policies and thus address all elements that may affect them, and on the other hand, sustainability protocols are assessment tools to promote sustainability-conscious design while remaining focused on the built environment. In the Italian regulatory context, the paper highlights how this difference in terms of focus and scale means that they only overlap and mutually reinforce each other with regard to certain aspects, more related to energy and air pollution issues and less to the social aspects of sustainability. Even if there is not always a direct relationship between the evaluation criteria of the protocols and the indicators of SDG11, it is possible to conclude that the sustainability protocols can facilitate the achievement of the SDG11 targets, acting as a key for the implementation of sustainable cities and helping in structuring the process leading to sustainability in a broader framework. View Full-Text
Keywords: SDGs; SDG11 indicators; evaluation criteria and indicators; sustainability of cities; evaluation of urban sustainability; Italy SDGs; SDG11 indicators; evaluation criteria and indicators; sustainability of cities; evaluation of urban sustainability; Italy
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Abastante, F.; Lami, I.M.; Gaballo, M. Pursuing the SDG11 Targets: The Role of the Sustainability Protocols. Sustainability 2021, 13, 3858. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073858

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Abastante, Francesca, Isabella M. Lami, and Marika Gaballo. 2021. "Pursuing the SDG11 Targets: The Role of the Sustainability Protocols" Sustainability 13, no. 7: 3858. https://doi.org/10.3390/su13073858

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