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 Events

Next event: UN Climate Change Conference (COP24), Katowice. See Presentations (and COP24 events).

Next webinar: possibly January 2019 to discuss the ISO New Work Item Proposal for a developers' guide to ISO 37101 (see USM activities).

Urban Sustainability Management Webinars are organised by the consulting engineering industry federation FIDIC in association with various other international organisations depending on the focus and language.

The webinars aim to introduce USM systems based on the ISO 37101 urban and community sustainability management system standard. They form part of activities coordinated by FIDIC and the European federation EFCA to support public authorities, project developers and others using the ISO 37101 standard.


USM Platform

Advanced metrics and indicators form the basis for decision making. The USM Platform at USMP.online (37101.org) allows those active within an ISO 37101 based USM system to develop strategies, carry out baseline reviews, conduct materiality assessments and use indicators to draw conclusions and monitor progress. 


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.   


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