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Sustainable Urban Development
Ecological living in the state’s largest neighbourhood project
In an area of 70 hectares, the largest neighbourhood project in the Federal State of Baden- Württemberg is under development, with 4,200 apartments for 12,000 people to be developed by 2010.
Early in 2008, more than 8,200 people were living in approximately 3,200 apartments – built by more than 110 private building contractor societies and investors - in the new neighbourhood of Rieselfeld. The positive image, the comprehensive public infrastructure tailored to suit market needs, as well as the intact neighbourhood life, makes Rieselfeld a good address for owners and tenants alike. Civic commitment and proactive cooperation are important in this district. It borders directly on a natural reserve area covering 205 hectares that serves the inhabitants of Rieselfeld as a green belt.
All houses are built as low-energy buildings. In many of them, photovoltaics and solar heating utilise the energy of the sun. Additional forms of renewable energy utilisation and district heating from a combined heat and power station complement the far-sighted energy concept of this young district. A consistent water concept and consideration of climatic aspects are further components. The urban development concept attaches great importance to green spaces, playgrounds, open areas, as well as bicycle paths and traffic-calmed streets where children are allowed to play.