Together with the municipality, we initiated a ‘Baiersbronn construction culture’ process in 2012 with the aim of creating strategies for sustainable village development. Demographics. Migration, mobility concepts, transport and active village centres were just a few themes in a long list of questions that needed answering. But the list of people actively engaged in the community was just as long. The broad commitment of citizens, planners and administration was additionally supported by two research projects of the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBSR), ‘Building Culture in Rural Areas’ and ‘Building Culture Concrete’, in cooperation with Landluft eV. The initiative was nominated for the ‘Baden-Württemberg First State Building Culture Prize’ in 2015.