This item from Quora Digest really hit home with me.
What are the differences between the American and German ways of living, but in the town planning context?
By Judith Meyer, Well-traveled native German
German city planning is based on the idea that everything you need for your daily life (groceries, kindergarten, primary school, church) should be reachable on foot and that everything else should be reachable by public transport. The city administrations draw up maps of the cities like this and determine what kind of buildings they want to see in a certain area. Read More»