A Community Built to be Green

The Vauban District in southern Germany is a small community built around a green transportation scheme, but it has become much more: a model of cooperative decision-making, sustainability and eco-planning.

Germany's Vauban District was built in 2000 near the southern border with France, designed entirely around a green transportation plan and serving as "one of the earliest models of green planning and sustainable communities."

This virtual guided tour shows how Vauban has made cars virtually unnecessary, embraced sustainable and energy-efficient building principles, and encouraged social interaction in an array of networked semi-public spaces.

Full Story: Vauban District, Germany: When Environmental Planning Gives Birth to Sustainable Communities

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