In August, Juliette Patterson visited four sustainable neighborhoods in Germany by bicycle and train. Shared streets, lush vegetation, solar roofs, and rain gardens: these images illustrate best practices in rainwater management and renewable energy.
However they do not quite do justice to the sense of well-being and inspiring community building that is present. More than a collection of green roofs, pedestrian walkways and colourful architecture, these neighborhoods offer to their residents a platform to test and explore sustainable lifestyles.
Quartier Vauban, Freiburg-am-Brisbau
Scharnhauser Park, Stuttgart
Itinerary: Colmar (France) – Freiburg (Germany) by bicycle; return to Colmar by bicycle across fields and forest. Colmar –Stuttgart by train; Stuttgart to Winnenden et Scharnhauser Park by tramway. Return to Paris by train