European Observatory : Housing and urban life

The European Observatory was launched on February 8, 2024 at the European Parliament. It comprises 5 different themes: Town center management, trade, crafts and markets, Logistics and last-mile delivery, Culture and animation, Housing and urban life, Urban planning and sustainable mobility.

The European Observatory on Housing and Urban Life is co-chaired by Jean-Philippe DUGOIN-CLÉMENT, Mayor of Mennecy and Vice-Chairman of the Ile-de-France Regional Council, and Francisco Javier AYALA ORTEGA, Mayor of Fuenlabrada in Spain. 

Housing and urban life are essential for city centers, as they guarantee a vibrant, diverse and sustainable community. They attract residents, stimulate the local economy and support businesses. Quality housing improves quality of life, reduces commuting times and promotes social cohesion. A mix of residential, commercial and recreational spaces creates a dynamic urban environment, encouraging investment and urban revitalization. Furthermore, well-planned urban living supports sustainable development and the efficient use of resources, contributing to the overall health and functionality of the city. It is important to densify our city centers.


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*This event is not organized by the French Government. However we have been allowed by the French Government to use the emblem of the French Presidency of the Council of the European Union.