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Since the 1970s, the city of Fribourg-en-Brisgau in Germany has been at the forefront of urban environmental issues through its Vauban district which has 5 000 inhabitants on 38 hectares. The electricity and hot water used by the inhabitants comes from solar panels as well as from a power station fuelled by wood chips. Moreover, the use of cars is restricted in this area (slower speeds, limited parking spaces) and bicycle use is very much encouraged. This city has thus, with the help of the population, managed to combine eco-friendliness and an urban way of life.