Renewable Matter # 18 / September-October

2012 Earthquake: The Emilia-Romagna Model

by Silvia Zamboni

Focus on Building


A year and a half on from the quake, over 90% of the 600,000 tonnes of rubble had been removed. An example of excellent management based on teamwork, stringent deadlines and operational financial reporting.


While an increasingly vehement debate is still ongoing over the failure to remove debris and rubble in the Municipalities of Central Italy hit by the quake a little over a year ago, a Region – Emilia-Romagna – proved extremely efficient in managing rubble from the seismic tremors of 20th and 29th May 2012 in an area between the Provinces of Modena and Ferrara. Result...

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