Copenhagen Redesigns City for Stormwater Management (and then some)
A month before I arrived in Copenhagen in the summer of 2011, I watched news footage of the worst flood the city had seen since at least 1955 (when systematic flood measurements began). It cost the city over $1 billion USD.
The same year, Copenhagen failed to earn the European Green Capital award despite pristine performance across the board of sustainability indicators except one; public green space.
Copenhagen is now rolling out a new plan to address its challenges of both stormwater management and insufficient green space.
Note: Darth Vader on a Segway in the last image. Well played, municipal architects.
haha i was just about to mention the segways in the renderings!
nice that they now design for rain/flooding, too. more architectural/design renderings need to include images of days when it’s not so sunny and pretty.