What Makes Freiberg so People Friendly?
Perfection is a difficult thing to analyze! After only a week or so, we realized that Freiberg had achieved a very high level of people friendliness just because we were enjoying life so much! But as Urban Ecologists, we felt compelled to move away from this ad hoc, circumstantial, empirical evidence to a more nuanced, careful analysis. Such an analysis, we reasoned, would identify best practices that other cities might emulate.
So, guided by our Principles of People Friendly Cities, let's take a tour of Freiberg.
First, we'll look for evidence of Pleasing and Efficient Physical Form.
Freiberg offers residents the full range of Mobility choices.
Nestled in Valleys Between the Mountains of the Black Forest, Natural World Connections are Never Far Away.
Freiburg didn't get to be the perfect 'People Friendly' city overnight. It has taken many decades for the residents and the city government to implement all the elements that contribute to Freiburg's 'People Friendliness'. But cities wishing to do better could certainly learn from Freiburg's example.
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