It is due to its broad scope, as well as to the resulting impact at national level, that the Eco-Vallée in the Plaine du Var received the label of « operation of national interest ». Only rarely do you see a territorial development initiative with such a « wide angle » vision.
Economy and employment, ecology, planning and transport, urban development and transport, housing and daily life: In all these areas, the Eco-Vallée aims to provide efficient and original solutions. And because each person’s life is made of many facets – work and housing, sports and culture, family life and social life… - the stakes at hand are obviously multiple as well.
The challenge for the Eco-Vallée operation is to imagine a whole new mode of planning and development. For sure, it is not a matter of building a new city in a virgin territory: The operation must adapt to an existing environment, with its history, its strengths and weaknesses inherited from its past development. The ambitious goal is to render its harmony and coherence to the Plaine du Var, making the most of its natural and human resources.