Rennes is gearing up to implement very low carbon transport systems and promote active travel options and electric public transport. The energy supply will be decarbonised with clean renewable options. 20% of the city’s surface area (1000 hectares) will become green space, protecting watersheds, reducing heat islands, and improving health and wellbeing.
Health is now part of the area project since it is explicitly included in the development project of the metropolitan urban planning policy.
Rennes has been committed to healthy and sustainable city development through pioneering public health initiatives since the founding of the French Healthy Cities Network in 1994. Working with CUSSH, the École des hautes études en santé publique and Rennes Métropole, the aim now is to translate this environmental commitment into urgent action.