Help us to build sustainable cities [Survey]
Cities are becoming increasingly important in high level meetings and boards focusing on Climate Change all around the world. Moreover, studies show how the importance of urban settlements will increase as their population does. Water Scarcity is becoming a hot topic and, in parallel, the concept of Circular Economy has taken off and has boosted the use and application of Life Cycle Assessment (LCA).
Researchers at the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF, founding partner responsible for the coordination and implementation of Construction21 in Spain, work on analysing the sustainability of the cities within its Sustainable Construction and Energy Research line. As a part of the Chair’s research activities, they have prepared a short survey that will be really helpful to the achievement of the 11th Sustainable Development Goal (#SDG11): Sustainable Cities and Communities.
The goal of the present survey is to gather opinions about how to set the boundaries of the city under study and how to allocate the impacts of activities that take place in different geographic locations.
Completing the survey will only take you 10 minutes. It is easy to respond (only 13 questions):
About the UNESCO Chair in Life Cycle and Climate Change ESCI-UPF
The Chair has been involved in many European and International consortiums to analyse environmental impacts from a Life Cycle perspective. It is currently conducting a study to set a basis for Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment of cities. A key issue of this assessment is the need to set which activities (and related impacts) should be attributed to each city under study in order to distribute responsibility and accountability for related externalities.