Vorarlberg is remarkably densely populated, yet often retains a delightful village atmosphere. And while many other rural regions have been affected by emigration, even the more remote corners of Vorarlberg continue to grow as they offer attractive living conditions for young and old alike. Local authorities adopt a hands-on approach, well aware that wide-ranging public participation and a proactive land and design policy are key drivers of this development. Quality architecture and planning concepts turn the villages into pleasant regional centres where locals and visitors feel right at home.
Maintaining decentralised operations and promoting rural and village communities are top priorities for the State of Vorarlberg, which has deployed its spatial planning and funding resources accordingly.