COIMA promotes COIMA City Lab, a think-tank which works closely with the Sustainable Innovation Committee and the Advisory Board. The aim of COIMA City Lab is to draw up the guidelines for creating the urban spaces of the future, both for projects to be handled by COIMA itself and as a cultural contribution for the development of Italy in general.

The COIMA City Lab team comprises architects and professionals with international experience and specific skills and expertise in city design: Stefano Boeri (Stefano Boeri Architetti), Elizabeth Diller (Diller Scofidio + Renfro), Gregg Jones (Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects), Lee Polisano (PLP Architecture), Carlo Ratti (Carlo Ratti Associati), Cino Zucchi (CZA Cino Zucchi Architetti) and COIMA senior management.

COIMA City Lab Charter

The working group elaborated: “Undertaking for great cities”, a charter that sets out the guidelines for the responsible development of future urban planning projects, signed by all COIMA people.

The Charter, addressed to architects, developers and institutions, sets measurable quantitative and qualitative standards for the development of sustainable urban regeneration projects.

The COIMA City Lab Charter identifies specific measurable ESG objectives and parameters for each project, providing an assessment checklist which will lead to the auditing of these objectives over time.

The Charter is developed around three main themes, "Protection", where environmental objectives are identified; "Inclusion", where the social scale objectives are identified; "Economic development", where the objectives of impact on the real development economy are identified.

COIMA assesses the ESG impact of its projects by adopting the evaluation metrics of the COIMA City Lab Charter.

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