The 2013 "European Cities of Vision" Study Tour offers elected officials, planners and urban designers the opportunity to visit and learn in depth about two of Europe’s most livable and sustainable cities – Freiburg and Strasbourg. These cities are recognized internationally for leadership in sustainable transportation planning, promotion of walking and biking, traffic calming mechanisms, human scale mixed-use development, solar energy, and sustainability. Tours and talks are given by the planning leaders and staff responsible for these achievements. All sessions are conducted in English. Participation limited to 20.
The City of Freiburg is often called Germany's "ecological capital" and has been acclaimed as one of the world’s most livable, sustainable, and child-friendly cities. In 1993, IMCL awarded Freiburg the IMCL City of Vision Award. Since then, Freiburg has received numerous awards for its leadership in sustainable transportation planning, promotion of walking and biking, traffic calming mechanisms, human scale mixed-use development, renewable energy, protection of nature, and sustainability. For more information about Freiburg, see http://www.livablecities.org/articles/freiburg-city-vision.
In 1994, IMCL awarded Strasbourg the IMCL City of Vision Award for inaugurating their exemplary light rail system and for removing traffic from the city center’s innumerable squares and market places that support social life and civic engagement. For more information about Strasbourg, please visit - http://www.livablecities.org/articles/strasbourg-crossroads-europe.
IMCL is proud to work with these cities in organizing the European Cities of Vision Study Tour to further disseminate the innovations and improvements in livability and sustainability achieved in recent years. The program is available at http://www.livablecities.org/2013-study-tour-program.
Early registration rate available until May 1. For questions, please contact Suzanne H. Crowhurst Lennard, Suzanne.Lennard@LivableCities.org , director, International Making Cities Livable LLC.