ISO Standard 37.101

"Sustainable development of cities and communities - Management system with guidance for resilience and smartness - Requirements for use”

FIDIC is pleased to inform you that the ISO standard 37.101 “Sustainable development of cities and communities - Management system with guidance for resilience and smartness - Requirements for use” has been approved for publication without any additional ballot. FIDIC has strongly supported and heavily contributed into the development of this document. A large majority of ISO TC 268 members have confirmed their approbation to skip FDIS (additional ballot). This ISO 37101 standard will now be forwarded to ISO CS for publication. It should be published at the end of the first 2016 trimester.  

The introduction of this standard is perfectly in line with the fundamental position FIDIC expressed in its white paper RETHINK CITIES.

This international standard adopts a holistic approach to the establishment of the requirements of a management system for sustainable development of cities and communities and provides guidance in order to:

  • ¾ improve the contribution of cities and communities to sustainable development;

  • ¾ foster smartness and resilience of cities and communities, while taking into account the territorial boundaries to which it applies; and

  • ¾ assess the performance of cities and communities in progressing towards sustainable development.

  • It sets out to establish a coherent framework to enable the city and community to develop its purposes and vision.

  • Smartness and resilience are embedded in the process of sustainable development and in this standard i.e. sustainable development is the overarching process, while smartness and resilience are characteristics.”

This standard establishes the base lines for implementing sustainable development policies and infrastructures in cities and communities.  Guidance for implementing this standard will be prepared by ISO TC 268 with FIDIC contribution.

FIDIC published the Sustainability Pack 2013 compris three complementary publications:

PSM, a Project Sustainability Management This 2nd edition of  the Project Sustainability Management, PSM II, is  a list of core issues that engineers should consider when carrying out projects in a sustainable way, backed up by a number of processes for the broad inclusion of stakeholder input.

PSL, a Project Sustainability Logbook The Logbook, comprising a series of tables, offers a method of defining and monitoring the issues and objectives of sustainable development for a specific project or programme..

Rethink Cities- A FIDIC/EFCA White Paper on sustainable urban development through a holistic approach: cooperation, systems and synergies

Find out more about the PSL, Project Sustainability Logbook on a dedicated website by clicking here.

State of the World Report 2012: Sustainable Infrastructure - This report sets out to make sense of sustainable development in the context of key infrastructure. It describes how decisions might be made towards a sustainable future in our societal fabric, of roads, railways, ports and airports, in water and wastewater, and in power generation. In other words, in all that underpins society worldwide.

Sustainable Infrastructure: rating and certification, decision-support, calculators and guidelines. Click here to learn more.