Creating modern, adaptable cities that inspire community and diversity through innovative use of design, sustainability and technology
Sustainable urban planning is about creating modern, adaptable cities that inspire community and diversity through innovative use of design, sustainability and technology. With increased urbanisation, smart and sustainable urban planning becomes even more important.
Creating liveable cities with sustainable urban planning solutions depends on a combination of long-term visions and an integrated approach to planning. At the same time, a continuous assessment of the progress is key. This is the Danish way to solve some of today’s hardest environmental and logistical problems while at the same time creating genuine amenity for all.
We invite you to explore solutions related to sustainable urban planning in more depth below, find potential partners, catch up on the latest news and discover real-life case examples of how urban planning can help solve your city’s challenges.
Connect with us: Maja Østergaard, Project Manager, [email protected]
An additional 72 cities and municipalities around the world are joining “Race to Zero”, a global campaign to mobilise cities, businesses, regions, and investors around a green and just recovery ahead of next year’s COP26 in Glasgow. A record-high 46 Danish municipalities have joined, so now a total of 66 Danish municipalities are in the race.
How important is access to clean air in our cities? And how valuable is access to clean water and proper sanitation to city life? Both air and water are under pressure in our cities as a result of increasing urbanisation, and the human and economic consequences are immense. However, many solutions to tackle the challenges already exist – and maybe the time has never been better to speed up the transition to a cleaner and more sustainable future?
The housing development Urbanplanen has a green secret: in between the large buildings, there are cherry plums, hazel and birch trees, and at the staffed playground, Bonderen (the Farm), goats graze. Remiseparken is a wonderful green pocket in Copenhagen, and the goal of BOGL’s renewal project was to transform the park into a safe and attractive destination for local residents and other Copenhageners.
On 26-28 February, a Saudi Arabian delegation visited Denmark with the purpose to gather inspiration for the realisation of “Qiddiya”, an entertainment, sports and arts destination that will be built outside the capital Riyadh.
The London suburb of Wembley Park is well known to football fans. Currently undergoing extensive regeneration, the suburb is being transformed into a best in class example of how district heating can supply urban areas with efficient, affordable and sustainable energy.
Starting in 2020, new climate-friendly asphalt will be used by contractors on Danish roads, when new road paving is needed. The decision to increase the use of the new climate-friendly asphalt was taken by the Danish government after testing the new climate-friendly asphalt on four Danish highways. The project to develop a new type of […]
How do we measure municipal CO2 emissions? How can they be compared to other municipalities’ emissions? These objectives have resulted in the Energy- and CO2 Report, which is being relaunched by the Danish Energy Agency, the Local Government Association of Denmark (KL), the Capital Region of Denmark and 29 Danish municipalities.
On February 27 Portugal’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Augusto Santos Silva, visited the newly renovated House of Green. During his visit, the minister was introduced to Danish green solutions that could assist Portugal in accelerating their journey to carbon neutrality.
The international event Climathon takes place in Aarhus, Denmark on October 26th with Aarhus University as host. Businesses, students and citizens are urged to contribute with ideas for sustainable city development.
Challenge Sønderborg Municipality is a pioneering municipality with ambitious climate goals, and they have decided that the entire municipality should be CO2 neutral in 2029 – 20 years before the rest of Denmark. To achieve that goal, Sønderborg Municipality and ProjectZero needed an action-oriented, strategic energy plan for the transportation sector, which at the same […]
The somewhat limited range is one of the biggest obstacles for electric vehicles. The MECc project will develop a range extender, which should optimally be able to provide a range of up to 800 km on a full charge and fill-up. Bio-methanol based range extender for electric vehicles The main purpose of the MECc project […]
In this paper, you will meet the ten partners behind the Tours Network and find inspiration for site visits across energy efficiency, renewables, waste and resource management, clean air, water and climate adaptation.
If you are interested in visiting Denmark to explore these solutions and learn more about the concrete technologies, as well as connect with Danish stakeholders and share knowledge about green growth development, we encourage you to contact the Tours Network.
It is estimated that 9 billion people will inhabit the planet by 2050 – 70% of these will live in cities. The increasing urbanisation will be a challenge to cities all over the world and the demand for new innovative solutions within urban mobility is growing. This white paper provides insight into the solutions that Denmark has to offer within urban sustainable transportation.
The Eagle Pylon line runs through Denmark, connecting Norway to Germany. Due to a lack of public acceptance towards the conventional lattice towers, the new pylon design was chosen for the 166km line. The design has resulted in positive feedback from the public. “By re-thinking the design and general approach to overhead lines, it is […]
Compass4D: Cooperative Mobility Pilot on Safety and Sustainability Services for Deployment Compass4D target users and drivers of buses, emergency vehicles, trucks, taxies, electric vehicles and private cars. To make their driving safer, less stressful and more energy efficient, they require information on traffic signal phases and other traffic events. The site chosen for the pilot […]
Keen to promote growth, quality of life and sustainability, Copenhagen boosts innovative business and action across sectors through a game changing data-approach. Combining technologies in new ways, it leverages efforts to create a more resource-efficient city with citizens and businesses in key roles. Turning challenges into opportunities How to ensure city services, life quality and […]
Sweco in Denmark provides consultancy within the field of landscape architecture and health design. The primary goal is to ensure higher quality in outdoor areas in cities, around hospitals, nursery homes, schools, etc. that support physical, social and mental health issues. An increasing tendency of densification of cities causes great challenges in the way we think […]
Copenhagen is well known for its green aspirations and bikes. What is not as well known about the green city are the social and economic benefits of the city ’s approach to urban planning. How does a city improve quality of life, expand, and at the same time reduce car usage and CO2 emissions? Intelligent urban planning is part […]