Freiburg is not only the birthplace of the German Green Party it is also a unique place in the matter of sustainable and green live style. Here each block is “unique in its design and part of a vibrant plethora of private developments by individual co-operatives”. “It’s a safe, colourful, friendly community. I want to move here”, states Woolford. Is there a bigger compliment for a city?

17 Sustainable Ideas for COP17 is a collaboration between This Big City and Future Cape Town running alongside the United Nations Climate Change Conferenc from November 28th to December 9th.

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