The successful 1 square-mile suburban development of Vauban, Germany is putting pedestrians first.

The successful 1 square-mile suburban development of Vauban, Germany is putting pedestrians first.

Much to our delight, a suburban, car-free utopia has sprung up near the Swiss border of Germany.

We expect that this indicates the beginnings of a trend towards more sustainable and humane suburban development– one that finally puts the car where it belongs (in the back seat). 

The amount of smiling people in this slideshow would suggest consensus that Germany is moving in the right direction. This makes Mapos’ heart mill go round and round. Ahhhh.

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