Absentee Urban Planning: Story of an American Small Town

Hermann is a small, charming town at the northern edge of the Ozark highlands, one and a half hours west of St. Louis in eastern Missouri. Well-known for its thriving vineyards and quaint German heritage, Hermann is a popular weekend destination for tourists around the Midwest. Built upon the banks of the Missouri River, the small town is also finds itself at an important crossroads of the statewide Katy Bicycle Trail and Amtrak railroad line.

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