Sustainable Urban Development

Civic Participation

The city attaches a particularly high level of importance to the active and transparent involvement of its citizens in planning processes in Freiburg. The city sets great store by direct districtbased involvement. One method of achieving this is by means of district urban development guidelines, so-called STELLs.

Active contributions from the people is crucial in these, as local people are the only ones with the necessary detailed knowledge. Citizen-led working groups identify the potential and shortcomings of the district and define development targets and initial courses of action. These working groups work alongside other target groups, such as the „District detectives“, who devote themselves especially to children‘s views of their district. All the results from the civic working groups and the City Administration are then adopted by the Municipal Council as a development plan.

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