Débat public on the “Gronda di Genova”

The Débat Public of Genoa was the first case of débat public applied to a big public work in Italy.

In 2009 the City of Genoa, Autostrade per l’Italia, and Anas, entrusted an independent Commission chaired by Professor Luigi Bobbio to organize a débat public for the realization of a new highway route crossing the area of Genoa: the so-called “Gronda di Genova”.

Avventura Urbana has been tasked with accompanying the Commission’s work and developing and managing the communication tools. The dialogue lasted three months, and at the end of the debate, the Commission delivered a final report to the Municipality, on the basis of which Autostrade per l’Italia was able to design the final route, starting from the five alternatives initially identified, which significantly limits the impact of the work.