Copenhagen is considered one of the cities with the highest standards of quality of life. The Municipality has an Office responsible for promoting the public life of the city where the human dimension and social conditions are its main priorities. Starting in 1960, public strategies and policies around people’s welfare and quality of life began to be integrated into local … [Read more...] about Public space for all: what makes Copenhagen the city for the people?
Nordic urban experience
The "Urban Workshop: Learning from the Nordic Experience" fosters the meeting and exchange of experiences and lessons learned between mayors and municipal technical officers from Latin America and the Caribbean with their peers from five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden. Based on the Nordic urban experience, from the IDB Cities Network we intend to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and lessons learned in terms of sustainability, competitiveness and inclusion for a better quality of life in Latin American and Caribbean cities. In addition to public authorities, the meeting had the active participation of leaders in sustainable urban development of international entities, the private sector, and civil society. As a workshop, field activities were contemplated, including physical visits in the cities of Copenhagen and Malmö.
How urban recovery guided by a successful planning process can turn a damaged area of a port into a catalyst for urban renewal and sustainable development? The case of Western Harbor in the city of Malmö, the third largest in Sweden, is a proof of how to deal with this type of urban development challenge. Taking into account the importance of multisectoral work and … [Read more...] about Urban recovery and planning: the case of Western Harbor, Malmö
Currently, urban planning in Latin America and the Caribbean offers a perspective of fragmented cities in their expressions and tendencies. The conception of city in the region has evolved from a notion of unity to a perception of fragmentation, of contrasts and unequal realities, with divided spheres instead of integrated urban systems that in some cases have settlement … [Read more...] about Integrated urban development: Copenhagen and its Nordhavn case
Considering the rapid growth process of cities, mobility has become one of the main challenges for public administrations. Currently, transport represents about 1/5 of the world’s energy demand and 1/4 of the CO2 emissions related to energy. Pollution, traffic and noise are considered some of the challenges that have driven the development of innovative solutions and the … [Read more...] about Sustainable urban transport: what can we learn from Copenhagen?
There is no silver-bullet towards sustainability, and every city is unique as well as are its stakeholders. But there are many fundamental concepts that can be followed in the process and a lot of inspiration to share and learn from when it comes to practical solutions that have worked well. As the challenges world-wide are mainly caused by the same underlying issues, such as … [Read more...] about Sharing Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges