Sustainable urban development in Freiburg’s Vauban district
The district of Vauban is considered an outstanding example of sustainable urban development. The neighborhood, which was created on a former barracks site of the French army, is an attractive, family-friendly district with 5,500 residents.
Right from the start, special attention was paid to citizen participation. A lively community with diverse architecture, attractive green spaces and a lively public space has emerged here.
As part of the online module, the main aspects of sustainable urban planning are highlighted: urban planning principles, citizen participation, architecture, energy, mobility, green planning, social issues and climate adaptation. For example, we address the following questions:
- How were the citizens able to participate from the beginning and how has the citizens’ participation shaped the development of the district?
- What are the concepts behind the extremely low density of cars in the district and how is life without an own car facilitated?
- How was the public space organized? Why can the children play in the street?
- Which innovative forms of living have been implemented in the model district of Vauban and in which energy standards were the houses built?
- What are the climate adaptation measures in the district like?
Program elements of the module are:
- Virtual tour
- PPT lectures
- Film clips (in preparation)
- Keynote speeches by the students (optional)
The online session can be carried out as a self-contained unit, but can also form part of a tailor-made Greencity-Seminar.