Quality residential areas : an environmental condition for well-being and improved community living

Type of text :
Opinion and report
Type of referral :
Own initiative
Working group :
Section for Environment
Date d'adoption
Date adopted : 04/11/2017
Rapporteur(s) :
UNAF Group
Residential areas are "where a population lives". They are made up several living spaces, housing, the neighbourhood, town or municipality, linked together by a set of services that enable each resident, depending on their age and social status, to get by on a day-to-day basis.
The quality of residential areas has a proven impact on the quality of life and well-being of the population concerned.
The ESEC is endeavouring to take on board the key stakes of the energy transition for residential areas, which include climate change and biodiversity in that these are sources of innovative solutions. Given the importance of the link between the environment, residential areas, community living and residents' well-being, the opinion seeks to promote a new form of residential area governance in which residents must absolutely have a part to play.