Ensuring quality of life in Europe's cities and towns (Calidad de Vida en las Ciudades Europeas). European Environmental Agency Report No 5/2009.
This report aims to raise awareness of the various perspectives on, and perceptions of, quality of life with a specific focus on cities and towns. It stresses the challenges ahead to ensure quality of life in the long run for all social groups, and the crucial importance of sustainability and the environment as our life supporting system. The report sheds light on certain aspects of the current quality of life discussions in order to illustrate how different conceptions of quality of life influence the quality of life of others, and provides ideas for ways to meet the challenges that lie ahead. It aims to support individuals and politicians to discover a balanced concept for quality of life compatible with sustainable development.