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Co-Create Copenhagen

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Copenhagen is to be in the premier league of vibrant cities in 2025. Co-Create Copenhagen is the vision that will get us there.

'Co-create Copenhagen’ is a vision for technical and environmental issues towards 2025.The vision is to create ‘A Liveable City’, ‘A Bold City’ and ‘A Responsible City’ together with the Copenhageners and everybody who uses the city.

A city for people

We are proud of Copenhagen, and with good reason. The city fuses quality of life at local level with a global outlook. It is internationally renowned for its innovative approach to the climate and the environment. It has a reputation as the world´s best city for cyclists. It is a living showcase for Danish architecture. But most of all, Copenhagen is a good place to be. It works.

Challenges for the city

There will be an extra 100,000 Copenhageners in 2025 (population by 2015 is approximately 580.000) and we will have to work harder to keep the city together – both physically and socially. Getting around will have to be easier. We will need to cope with rising water levels as a result of climate change. There will be more and more pressure on streets and open spaces, and a far greater need to manage resources.

A new approach

This will require more than traditional planning. It will require a radical rethink of the nature of urban development. The process must be less controlled – it must unleash Copenhageners’ creativity so that everybody works together to build the city we want. As the capital, Copenhagen must interact positively with other towns and cities – not only in its own region, but throughout the country and the world – and invite them to share ideas and solutions so that we can contribute to reaching the United Nations´ sustainable development goals.