The current organization of transport, characterized by the predominance of road traffic, with the use mainly of private vehicles, has strong negative consequences on the environmental, economic and social level. In this context, the promotion of environmental certification systems is a necessary activity to promote efficient models of land use. For some years now, we are approaching the development of certification systems on an urban scale (English BREEAM Communities, Japanese CASBEE for urban development, German DGNB NS, American LEED ND, Italian GBC Quartieri and ITACA protocol, even if not yet defined). It is mainly an assessment related to the neighbourhood scale, which represents the most adequate scale of intervention, having sufficiently large dimensions to appeal to the sustainability criteria. These tools relate, among others, the objectives of sustainable mobility with the goals of territorial modelling; therefore, they are in fact able to give greater assurance about the environmental impact of interventions regarding the territory and human health. Each of these neighbourhood scale certification systems is characterized by a particular set of evaluation criteria and different methods of analysis, and each focuses attention on some particular aspects. Starting from a comparative analysis of the methods of approach of these tools to the evaluation of aspects related to mobility, the present work intends to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of each of them in order to define which one is best suited to the Calabrian context.
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