The first time people started talking about sustainability was in 1972, during a UN conference about the environment.
A few years later Gro Harlem Brundtland outlined the first guidelines on sustainability and sustainable development in the paper “Our Common Future”.
Today, the definition of sustainability has changed again since the 1980s, taking on a broader and more multifaceted meaning, encompassing not only ecological aspects, but also taking into account the environment, the economy and society. It is rooted in the desire to leave future generations with a better quality of life than the present one.
For us at FERA, an ideal project is achieved in partnership with the host territory, through listening and comparison activities, identifying the needs expressed by local communities, because the measure of a project's success is its stable citizenship within a territory's social and economic development.
In light of this reflection, it is fundamental to implement behaviour, actions and tools that allow a project to change over time according to needs, while maintaining the logic that it follows.