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Citizens

Inhabitants can be homeowners or tenants of a ground floor dwelling or an apartment with an Association of Owners. All these differences in housing and ownership require a specific approach that suits everyone’s specific interests. Nowadays, civil society organisations dedicated to sustainability, such as the creation of wind and solar parks and the joint management of urban green space are also being created.

In order to involve residents in adaptation to climate change, the urgency must first be made clear and knowledge must be shared and practical support must be provided for the implementation of measures. The redevelopment of streets and neighbourhoods offers an excellent opportunity to involve residents in climate adaptation projects. In new-build projects, residents should be informed of desired measures before they buy or occupy the houses.