Urban Sustainability Management

Urban Sustainability Management

The ISO 37101 urban and community sustainability management system standard aims to advance sustainability at the urban and community levels by providing:

  • a globally recognised  framework based on the 6  purposes of sustainability and the 12 principal areas for community action;
  • an holistic approach to integrate buildings, infrastructure and urban projects so as to to optimise sustainability performance and support essential management processes.
USM News

For news about various USM activities, documents and events, see blog item.

USM Events

Recent events at which USM was presented included:

  • UN Habitat 1st Assembly (Nairobi; 25 - 31 May 2019). See events information.
  • UN Climate Change Conference (COP24), Katowice. See Presentations and COP24 events.
  • USM Webinar (February 2019) to discuss the ISO New Work Item Proposal for a developers' guide to ISO 37101. See USM activities.


USM Platform

Advanced metrics and indicators form the basis for decision making. The USM Platform at USMP.online allows those active within an ISO 37101-based USM system to create project logbooks and use management tools to develop strategies and carry out baseline reviews. 


Development of the USM Platform and associated tools and resources is co-ordinated by the Sustainable Development Committee organised jointly by FIDIC, the global voice of the consulting engineering industry, and  EFCA representing the European industry.   


37101 Wiki

Information about the inventories of declarations and the sets of indicators corresponding to different perspectives that can be used for USM logbooks is kept at 37101.wiki together with updated guidance and inventories of management tools that can be used in implementing ISO 37101.

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