In late July this year’s Sustainable Europe summer course ended with a field trip to study sustainability in Freiburg, Germany. Most of the course was taught at the Virginia Tech Center for European Studies and Architecture (CESA) in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland. I co-taught the class of 19 students from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia with John Randolph, professor of urban affairs and planning in Blacksburg; and Suzanne Moomaw, associate professor of urban and environmental planning at the University of Virginia. The course focused on three areas of sustainability: energy, water, and transport. Besides classes at CESA, students took field trips to Basel, Zurich, and Freiburg (Germany), where students met with local planners and policy makers to learn about and discuss sustainable cities. Here is a link to the student’s blog about the course and below are a couple of photos with impressions from the course.