Passy / France

Alpine Town of the Year 2022

Passy

Alpine Town of the year 2022

Facts & Figures

11319
Inhabitants
2804m
Highest summit
8003
Area in ha

With the title “Alpine Town of the year 2022”, the municipality wishes to mobilize its vital forces to accelerate the momentum of its projects.
To this end, it will draw on the experience acquired by the international network, a veritable laboratory of ideas and experience sharing. It is working on the design of a rewarding program based on three main pillars
– The environmental transition, a real challenge for the municipality in a context of climate change, with the municipalization of the collective catering service and the energy renovation of municipal buildings. The integration of soft mobility on the territory will also be at the heart of the reflections.
– Land use planning, which raises the question of the balance between urbanization, visitor numbers and the protection of natural and agricultural areas, with in particular the project for a Protected Agricultural Zone on the plain and the challenges of managing tourist numbers and accessibility to natural areas.
– The heritage of the area, with an emblematic architectural and contemporary art ensemble, as well as a natural heritage and popular traditions.