Following an evaluation of its activities to date, the Foundation is committed to bringing a sharper focus to its support and promotion activities in public urban spaces. These activities can be assigned to the individual core themes of the Foundation – light, green or developed space - or simultaneously to more than one of these themes.

Thinking Today about Tomorrow

Shaping Demographic Shifts in Freiburg

Cities are about to undergo major demographic changes.


Infrastructure, retirement benefits, and recreation facilities must adapt to an aging population. Together with its dedicated residents, the city of Freiburg has launched two projects in its Rieselfeld and Landwasser suburbs. While their content differs, these projects pursue the same aim: to work with people who live there towards shaping demographic shifts. The “Lebendige Stadt” Foundation supports their work.