RESEARCH DISCUSS A CENTURY OF GREEN PLANNING IN METROPOLITAN COPENHAGEN

Copenhagen seen from the sky is surrounded by green areas. This is by no means random.
For almost 100 years, the city’s recreational areas have been protected. However, it has not been without challenges to ensure that metropolitan Copenhagen today is a green example for big cities around the world. A research project from Kraks Fond – Institute for Urban Economic Research maps a century of green planning in metropolitan Copenhagen.

Copenhagen as a green model

The city’s planning and overall story is something that many other big cities around the world come to Copenhagen to gain insight into. “The proximity to outstanding recreational areas gives us today the status of being a pioneer and inspiration for other metropolises where urban developers struggle to control cities with massive expansion and very few green areas for the inhabitants. Metropolitan Copenhagen has been and is characterized by thorough planning and unique political support, which has secured focus and made Copenhagen ready for the 21st century, “concludes Henrik Vejre, responsible for the research project for Kraks Fond.

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