Questions on our way to
Freiburg is a growing city – what are the consequences for urban planning and the housing market? How can we build energy efficient and for reasonable prices? What is "ecological" in the eco-district Vauban? Technically, so much is possible – but what if the users don't trust innovations?
How can solar power be used without subsidies? Where will the next windmills stand – everywhere but not near my living place? Will we be able to completely rely on renewable energies in 30 years?
Is sustainable development only for the rich? How can renovation of buildings and districts to more energy efficiency be financed? Who pays for social housing? Is civic participation an option – or too expensive and too long?
Traffic is increasing – each traffic but car traffic. What do quick lanes for bycicles cost? Are tram lines the best solution? What can multi-modal mobility mean?
Last not least: How does Freiburg react to climate change? Temperature has risen nearly 2 degrees Celsius compared with the average temperatures of 30 years ago. Summers are getting hotter and dryer. Freiburg is a climate crisis zone. The planning of public spaces and buildings has to be adapted to a hot future.