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2009 Alpine Town of the Year award for Bolzano

Jun 19, 2008 / alpMedia
On 9 June Bolzano/I was officially declared the 2009 Alpine Town of the Year. The decision was taken in recognition of the South Tyrolean town's contribution to climate protection and a sustainable planning policy designed to provide a good quality of life for residents and an attractive destination for visitors.
Via Cassa Risparmio HK 2006
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Bolzano is working to achieve climate neutrality in the next ten years. © Othmar Seehauser
The jury was also impressed by the fact that Bolzano has formulated guidelines for a sustainable future in its strategic development plan and has already implemented them. The accolade is seen as an incentive for the townspeople to give thought to Bolzano's double identity, i.e. urban and alpine, in the course of the year, to strengthen the town's links with the surrounding area, and to network with both neighbouring municipalities and the other alpine towns.
The Alpine Town of the Year award has been made annually by the association of the same name since it was introduced in 1997. The winning town is selected by an international jury on the basis of its commitment to the forward-looking and sustainable development of the urban area and its surroundings.
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