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Morbegno recognised for its commitment

Morbegno‘s commitment to regional development convinced the jury. © Alpine Town of the Year Association

Morbegno, in the Italian region of Lombardy, has been chosen as the 2019 «Alpine Town of the Year». It thus joins an international network that advocates future-proof urban development in the Alps.

A lively city of 12,000 people, Morbegno was awarded the title of «Alpine Town of the Year» on account of its numerous advantages and efforts. The full reasoning of the international jury, made up of representatives from the Alpine countries, was as follows: «The town shows a great willingness to co-operate with its surrounding areas. Morbegno, as a key destination for the region, provides a wide range of services and has also demonstrably taken on board the themes of the Alpine Convention while putting in place promising building blocks for the future».

The new Alpine Town of the Year will be focusing on local values, promoting regional agriculture and produce as well as sustainable energy via district heating. This small town in the northern Lombardy is reducing local traffic while restructuring numerous urban green spaces, taking particular account of people with disabilities, families and children. The municipality will also be communicating cultural knowledge to residents about their town and region, with a particular focus on young people and families.

Sources and further information: www.alpenstaedte.org/de/presse/medienmitteilungen (de, fr, it, sl)