More than evolution, Dijon has been immersed in a genuine architectural and urban revolution since the first decade of this century.
This metamorphosis has come with an ambitious housing policy set on three pillars:
• Creation of a 'town with short distances', promoting urban density rather than urban expansion, which we now know will be unsustainable over the coming decades.
• An exemplary environment-friendly town
• A mixed town aware of the importance of solidarity
In particular, this policy can be seen in the construction of innovative environment-friendly areas along public transport routes. Between 2009 and 2014, permission has been awarded for the construction of 1700 houses each year. Result: the town is changing at great speed. According to the INSEE, it is one of the towns in the Grand Est region whose population is on the up.