Municipality of Pisa (Italy) – Pilot City

SURFACE (km2): 185,18 km²
POPULATION DENSITY: 498,16 hab/ km

The city of Pisa rises above the banks of Arno river, just before the mouth of it at Marina of Pisa.
It is one of the most important cities in Tuscany and it is extremely well-known in the world, because of its famous symbol: the leaning tower, known as Pisa Tower. Pisa is both an ancient and modern city. On the one hand, It is proud of its past , when it was a Marittime Republic and became a world power during the Middle Ages. On the other hand, is now famous for having three of the most important universities in Italy:The Scuola Normale Superiore, the Sant’ Anna school of Advanced Studies and the University of Pisa.
Pisa has an old town grew up within the medieval walls and an urban area all round it composed by ancient sub-urban neighborhoods and new urban development especially to the north-east side in the new hospital direction. In the south part of the city is also planned the developpement of the existing industrial area. It’s important to remember that Pisa can be considered also an international city, due to the intercontinental Galileo Galilei Airport that joints it to anywhere in the world.
The forecast of the urban development resulting in a progressive increase of environmental pressures and makes essential the effective management of urban drainage systems.
The increase in waste water and / or drainage represent a environmental and energetic problems: the use of SUDS can be an important tool for the proper management of the development of the city.
The general objective to be achieved, performing the plan, is to contribute to the good practical, innovative methods, systems (Sustainnable Drainage System – SuDS) definition for the sustainable and efficient management of the meteoric events, putting on the available knowledge.
The operational objectives that come down are:
- to codify the results of the activities of study, search and exchange in operational manuals and orientation documents, revolts to the public authorities, that promote the energetic efficiency in the cycle of the waters both to urban level that housebuilding;
- to promote the transfer of the operating and managerial indications in to the town-planning tools and other actions of communal programming through the indication of performance requirement, transformability conditions, evaluation indicators.