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Urban Planning; Economic and social benefits

12. October 2012
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City of Copenhagen
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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 of the answer. Through strategic urban planning and a history of environmental ambition, Copenhagen has created swarms of cyclists, large recreational areas, pedestrian streets, clean water in the harbour and world-class integrated public transport.

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Planning tools, stakeholder commitment and collaboration between different sectors – that is our approach to sustainable urban solutions and how we meet the needs of our city regarding social, environmental and economic challenges. The approach is useful for the development of new areas as well as for existing neighbourhoods.