Florence, Italy

Florence Green Smart City

Florence's Green Smart City project envisions a city where: - public spaces are conducive to health, - mobility is intermodal, integrated, efficient, and accessible to all, - resources are used efficiently, - and the economy is circular.

Action Plan:

  • Mobility solutions: Adoption of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) to realize an intermodal transport system including the extension of tramway lines, e-mobility infrastructures (superfast recharging stations and smart grid), accelerating the shift to electric taxi/bus/public fleets, increasing elements of soft mobility (cycling path and pedestrian areas),enhancing car and bike sharing options, tracking real-time traffic management, and utilizing green shield to limit vehicles access through telematic doors.
  • Resources and Energy efficiency: Structural Plan Zero Volumes; retrofitting and district heating; boiler replacement plan; smart lighting.
  • Smart city and IoT: Management in real-time of a large amount of data collected by sensors for a resilient city via Smart City Control Room, launch a green information system to manage a green registry office, develop smart irrigation, and provide digital services for citizens such as apps.
  • Citizens’ engagement: host “listening marathons” to allow citizens to be involved in the decision-making process and implementation of projects.
  • Circular city: Planning for plastic-free, urban greenery, urban agriculture, and food-waste management.

"To us, Florence is a city that never stops, a city that rethinks itself, and a city that considers its citizens its true heart. Also, thanks to technological innovation, it improves the efficiency of services, reduces its impact on the environment, and regenerates its ability to sustainable economic development."

Dario Nardella
Mayor of florence, Italy

* Disclosure: The Wellbeing Cities Award’s laureates and finalists were selected prior to the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil rights protests. In the light of these new events, our events team is working to reflect these crucial changes in the program of the Wellbeing Cities Forum.

All photos sent by City of Florence, Italy.
Featured photo on 2020 Finalists by Giuseppe Mondì on Unsplash.