A barracks as a forerunner in terms of urban development and sustainable living? What sounds like a mismatch is today the home of more than 5,000 citizens of Freiburg, Germany in a district called Vauban.
When the French troops left after the Cold War in the beginning of the 1990s the city of Freiburg saw a great opportunity to meet the rising demand for housing space and decided to develop a new district in this area.
Extended civic participation – giving power to the people
With this urban development aspiration of the municipal government, some citizens felt that the time had come to implement their dream of a livable and eco-just district. For this purpose they founded the association Forum Vauban in 1994.
January 14, 2014 Comments Off on Vauban: District of the 21st century