Model Sustainable Community

New German Community Models Car-free Living

This German Community has made the site of a former military base into a virtually car-free sustainable community. Residents have incentives, such as free passes on mass transit. This is an intriguing model of how we can redesign our living on this planet.

The Vauban neighborhood in Freiburg, Germany, is being developed as a model sustainable district on the site of a former military base. Many of the houses produce more energy than they use. Other buildings are heated by a neighborhood-scale combined heat and power station burning wood chips. (Photo by Jayson Antonoff)

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