Air pollution is one of the main environmental and health threats of this era.
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) assessment of the burden of disease due to air pollution, more than 2 million premature deaths each year can be attributed to the effects of urban outdoor air pollution and indoor air pollution (caused by the burning of solid fuels).
WHO believes that reducing levels of one particular type of pollutant (known as PM10) could reduce deaths in polluted cities by as much as 15% every year.
The Municipality of Ancona is part of the Italian Network of Healthy Cities promoted by the World Health Organization since 1996, with the adhesion to the aforementioned Network the Municipality of Ancona has decided to reaffirm its role and its commitment to the promotion and protection of health by adopting an inter-sectoral and inter-institutional policy capable of responding to the complexity of the needs that require a high degree of collaboration and integration between the different organizational levels at the local level.
The proposed challenge requires 2 inter-connected and related sub-tasks:
1. Sustainable Urban Mobility in response to air pollution.
Making urban mobility more sustainable means to reduce city gas emissions. Indeed being Ancona active in industrial, touristic and commercial assests and hosting the administrative offices of Marche region, the university facilities and the Regional Health Headquarters, the urban mobility of Ancona city is one the main problem for air quality.
2. Developing integrated solutions for the City Port
Ancona is hosting the regional industrial port. A project solution that involves the passenger seaport and freight/cargo area and the industrial area will help Ancona to organize its activities.