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copenhagen denmark
June 21, 2010, 4:07 pm
Filed under: Cities, density, Energy | Tags: , , ,
CASESTUDY: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Copenhagen began planning at an ecological level in 1947 with the conception of the Finger Plan.

  • Development was to be encouraged along transportation corridors, serving two purposes: to increase the efficiency of public transportation, and to create ecological corridors (between the “fingers”) connecting the city with the surrounding countryside.
  • A densely populated city core forced the issue of pedestrian-friendly development.
  • In 1962 Copenhagen laid the foundation of a city pedestrian center, which has maintained a steady rate of expansion since that time.
  • Copenhagen now has an extensive system of pedestrian streets, creating a more people-friendly atmosphere for those living or working within the city center.
  • 25,000 people use the walking streets in winter, 55,000 in the summer.

– JP Donohue

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