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December 20, 2006

New German community models car-free living

By Mark Petersen

The Vauban development - 2,000 new homes on a former military base 10 minutes by bike from the heart of Freiburg - has put into practice many ideas that were once dismissed as eco-fantasy but which are now moving to the center of public policy.

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The Vauban development - 2,000 new homes on a former military base 10 minutes by bike from the heart of Freiburg - has put into practice many ideas that were once dismissed as eco-fantasy but which are now moving to the center of public policy.

Submitters Bio:

Mark Petersen has a B. A. in Speech Communications/Public Address & Rhetoric and is currently a Master of Humanities candidate in the Interdisciplinary Studies Department of Philosophy at the University of Colorado at Denver. His writing and studies focus on rhetorical criticism and political ideologies. He is a registered member of the Green Party and strongly supports third party participation rather than accepting the legitimacy of the two wings of the current corporate party.

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