Gabriele del Carlo

Consultant

I first heard of Decisio in 2017 while working on the CIVITAS handshake project for the Department of Transport and Mobility of the city of Turin. My role in local government was based primarily on public policies and urban transport planning, focusing mainly on public space design applied to active mobility. My collaboration with Decisio started in the autumn of 2020 and involved me in a project based on the socio-economic policies of the town of Abano Terme. Where there had been a noticeable increase in cycling mobility. Working in local government allowed me to gain a better understanding of the workings of the Italian bureaucratic system.

My background in environmental engineering and urban planning led me to join Decisio. Here I mainly work on transport planning and the analysis of the socio-economic aspects and implementation of public policies. I firmly believe that local government policies aimed at increasing active mobility will help in building a more livable and sustainable urban environment. In addition, this would also address and mitigate the impact on climate, allowing future generations to live in a sustainable and livable environment.

Free time

Bicycles have been a part of my life since I was a child, this passion grew initially from the mechanics of the bicycle, learning to assemble and disassemble them to the point where I now hold training workshops. Bicycles have simple mechanical components, keeping them oiled and making sure your tires are always inflated can take you a long way. I love nature, during my free time I enjoy riding my mountain bike with friends, discovering new roads with spectacular views. Especially after a long day of cycling we get together in the evening and enjoy some good wine. I love to travel and discover new countries and cultures. I have a passion for climate data, cartography and mountains where I practice ski alpinisme and climbing. Looking at the world from above fascinates me.

Projects

In my opinion the methodology developed by Decisio in evaluating the socio-economic impact of active mobility policies is one of its strongest components. The ability to measure and estimate the socio-economic impact of the traffic calming solutions of a bike lane represents a strong tool in the hands of local government. Nowadays, for a project or a plan to be successful, communication is essential. While the possibility to evaluate different future scenarios and communicate these data has become fundamental. Cities that decide to embrace policies aimed at evolving their urban space into a more sustainable environment are able to evaluate which actions will be most effective. Thus allowing them to make the right decision.