Local Government Profile
Ancona - Italy
Mayor Fiorello Gramillano
Size : 123.71 km2 sq km
Population : 2007 - 101,210
Part Of : Italy
Hazards : Land Slide
The city of Ancona (Italy) is the capital of the Marche Region, and counts slightly more than 100.000 inhabitants. The city borders are defined by the Adriatic sea and by a hilly area tightly connected to the Monte Conero promontory.

On 13th December 1982, a large and deep landslide interested the northern area of the Ancona, namely the "Montagnolo hill”. The hill started sliding towards the sea, destroying private houses, public buildings and important infrastructures. The event struck all Community and produced strong impacts socially, environmentally and economically as well.

Nowadays, the City of Ancona is a complex, dynamic, culturally-active reality, which is gradually changing, presenting various criticalities and issues, from the social and environmental point of view. Even though Ancona is a small/medium city, either for number of inhabitants or dimensions, it has to manage the typical issues of the big cities

Actually the Municipality is really involved in defining a Sustainable Integrated Urban Managing Strategy for increasing the resilience of the City by implementing mitigation and adaptation projects and actions in order to reduce contemporarily CO2 emissions and the disaster risk exposure connected to the Climate Change impacts.

To learn more see the City Report attached
The main key-steps which the City of Ancona made for the sustainability :

2000: the Agenda 21 process started up with the activities for the research and elaboration of the data concerning the urban system and the setting-up of A21 Agency. The first Local Adaptation Plan of Ancona 2012 was made. Within the LAP, a very important section was reserved to the implementation of risk disaster reduction strategy.
2002: establishment of the LA21 AGENCY for Monitoring the implementation of the Local Action Plan ANCONA 2012.
2004: the signature of the Aalborg Commitments which required a strong political commitment to energising decision-making processes through increased participatory democracy.
2006 – 2008 : Partner in MUE25 project (www.mue25.net ) (Strategic Monitoring tool for the Aalborg commitment implementation) 2006: the implementation of the Sustainability Report 2006 to guarantee an effective integration of the sustainability evaluation in the decision making procedures. The Sustainability Report of the Municipality of Ancona, according to the UNEP/GRI (Global Reporting Initiative) guidelines, has been completed and published in the Autumn 2006.
2007: signed the ADRIATIC ACTION PLAN 2020 for a shared Strategy of Sustainable Development. The Action Plan was signed by other 24 Municipalities of the Adriatic Region. 2006-2008: Implementation of the Early Warning System for the reduction of the Landslide risks
2008: the Municipality of Ancona is partner of the Sustainable Energy Campaign and in the same year signed the Covenant of Mayor, Implementing its own first Energy Master Plan. Actually the Municipality is working for submitting its SEAP - Sustainable Energy Action Plan
2010: Ancona lunched the Project ACT – Adapting to Climate Change in time which aim to develop through an inclusive and participated process, shared by all the local actors involved, a Local Adaptation Plan able to forecast and mitigate environmental , social and economic impacts of climate change on the most vulnerable sectors of the European cities in the Mediterranean basin
2010: The Municipality signed the World Disaster Reduction Campaign 2010 – 2011.

To learn more see the City Report attached