The Urban Geo-climate Footprint (UGF) is a new approach, designed by geologists from the Geological Survey of Italy (ISPRA), based on a tool aiming to classify and cluster cities from a geological point of view.
This project’s basic assumption is that cities with similar geological-geographical settings can have similar challenges to manage, both due to common geological issues and climate change effects on the surface. Having an instrument capable of classifying and clustering cities can be useful for rapid comparison and best practice exchange. The UGF tool, which allows this classification activity, has been designed by ISPRA with the collaboration of several colleagues of UGEG and with a Ph.D. student from the University of Granada (Spain). Learn more about the UGF here