Programs » Cities and Nature
The European Foundation for the Sustainable Development of the Regions launched its program "Le Salève autrement"(The Salève in another way) in 2002, the UN International Year of the Mountains.
Ideally, urban agglomerations should not be too extensive and should be surrounded by natural areas, for their best balance. Geneva and its urbanized Franco-Swiss crossborder area are surrounded by French mountain areas, the Jura and the Mont Salève.
At the Salève, FEDRE pilots its programme « Salève in another way», which aims at reinforcing public transportation (buses and the cable-car), to reduce car traffic and enhance the visitors’ enjoyment of nature.