The city of the future- Sustainable urban development as an important success factor
Living and working together in 2050: Sustainable urban development as an important success factor.
New urban districts
This scheme also complies with the basic DGNB philosophy and takes the following fields into account: Environmental Quality, Economic Quality, Sociocultural and Functional Quality, Technical Quality, and Process Quality. Site Quality is integrated here as a criterion for assessment. And of course, great emphasis was placed on practicality in the certification of urban districts.
In its all-encompassing scope, the new scheme covers all of the relevant issues in sustainable building: from a district’s structure to the proportion of open spaces, occupancy flexibility, sustainable mobility, and questions of maintenance, management, and cleaning. A life cycle assessment is also conducted for city districts as is done in the assessment system for buildings.
The assessment focuses on the areas between buildings in a district, such as sidewalks, bike lanes, roads, and green spaces. In addition, overriding concepts are also taken into consideration, for instance for energy, water, and waste.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is one of the world's largest green building investors. Its Green Economy Transition (GET) initiative has enabled by end of 2017 over €15billion