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Alpine Towns - Key to Sustainable Development in the Alps

Nov 02, 2022
9th Report on the state of the Alps.

Only a tenth of municipalities in the Alps have a population of more than 10,000 inhabitants. Yet they are home to far more than a third of the Alpine population. When it comes to research and policies for the Alps, however, the debate on peripheral mountain regions dominates over that on towns. The ninth Report on the State of the Alps reflects on the ecological, economic, and societal roles that towns play in the Alps’ sustainable development.

The publication is available here: