What’s an eco-neighbourhood?

Published by on 09.11.2018 - 1 min

An eco-neighbourhood is an urban area designed and organised in line with the principles of sustainable development. In this sense, these urban planning projects are distinguished by their sustainable resource and waste management, as well as their significant reduction in energy consumption. Their housing solutions are particularly innovative: solar panels, innovative collective heating, green roofs, efficient thermal insulation, etc.

A major component of tomorrow’s city, the eco-neighbourhood suits people of all backgrounds, ages and needs. Local residents benefit from a wide choice of facilities: offices, shops, services, sports and cultural centres. The question of transportation is another essential factor, and the road network facilitates the coexistence of all modes of transport.

The electric car fits perfectly into this pioneering environment. In this sense, the Bonne Joint Development Zone  in Grenoble, France, the Vauban eco-neighbourhood in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany or that of Leidsche Rijn in Utrecht, The Netherlands are all perfect examples.

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