Copenhagen rivals Amsterdam in many Liveable City indexes. More cyclists, better public transport, active city makers, effective governance. Is that correct? We'll see in our fourth Metropolitan Field Trip: Copenhagen- Malmö. Join us from 20-23 November as we study the dynamics of this Northern European metropolis.
| Programme booklet | (PDF)
Metropolitan Field Trips (2014-2015)
This Metropolitan Field Trip to Copenhagen-Malmö is the fourth in a series, in which a high-profile (mainly Dutch) group searches for mechanisms of urban change. We look for connections with our colleague planners, cultural entrepeneurs, architects, urban planners, administrators, artists, developers and designers. The Metropolitan Field Trips 2014/2015 explore the urban changes in the new Europe (city in transition / new europe). We look at the current upscaling and the changing roles and interaction between top-down and bottom-up actions. Sustainable relationships will be developed through setting up international 'City Embassies' in a European network of people and organisations, which are active in the field of “metropolitan development”.
Copenhagen-Malmö, the metropolitan level
Copenhagen-Malmö is a unique dual city stretching across national borders. Copenhagen is connected to Malmö in Sweden via the Oresund bridge, with which the first step was taken towards creating a global metropolitan region with over 3 million inhabitants. How does such cross-border planning work, how do you manage such a region and what are the social successes of this bridge connection? What opportunities does this new Scandinavian metropolis create for its inhabitants, businesses and for education and science? And what's next? A high-speed train from Oslo to Malmö, another bridge between the two countries (Helsingborg-Helsingor), better intra-regional links and what about Kastrup Airport? And how will the new metropolis be organized and developed as to accomodate comfortable and durable transport within the region?
Copenhagen-Malmö, city at eye level
But there is more to this Field Trip. We will not only look at the big scale but also at the small scale. To the residential quality of the public space, which is a patented Copenhagen feature, the "City at Eye Level". We look for the 'Berlin' of Copenhagen, the informal economy, the citymakers, placemakers and local entrepreneurs, the bottom-up initiatives; to the "city in transition". What is the role of architecture and urban design?
What will the Metropolitan Field Trip entail?
With a broad perspective on transition and innovation in urban development we will study Copenhagen-Malmö as a city and a metropolis. Visits to the offices of planners and architects will be complemented with encounters with professional peers, residents, entrepreneurs, wherein we will look for both big-scale and small-scale, often informal urban interventions.
|Preliminary programme (subject to change)|
Day 1 - Arrival
The Field Trip starts with a meet-up at the hotel (5PM), followed by a walk to the Dutch embassy (5:30PM) with the Introduction meeting (6PM) and a dinner (7PM).
Day 2 - Small scale, city at eyelevel
This day focuses on small-scale initiatives; among others the development of new vibrant urban space, cultural locations and cycling management. How do they take shape and how are they organized? The program starts at 8:30AM with a visit to Frederiksstaden and ends with an evening visit to Christiania. The guide for the afternoon bicycle tour will be Andreas Hammershoj (DAC).
|| Frederiksstaden | (vibrant new urban space)|
|| Christians Brygge | (OMA building)|
|| Islandsbrygge | (harbour front park)|
|| Kalvebod brugge | (elevated bike lane)|
|| Sonder boulevard | (park transformation)|
|| Ny Carlsberg vej | (sustainable city district)|
|| Frederiksberg have | (park transformation)|
|| Green Waves | (cycling traffic flow)|
|| Superkilen | (multicultural square)|
|| Nørrebrogade | (cycling traffic flow)|
|| Christiania | (autonomous neighbourhood)
Day 3 - Big scale, the metropolitan level
The third day focuses on Copenhagen's activities regarding metropolitan strategy, housing development, ecology, transit oriented development and harbour development. The day starts with a visit to the harbour at 8:30Am and ends with an evening visit to Paper island. Guide for the day is | Regitze Marianne Hess | (COO, International Federation of Housing & Planning).
|| Norrport | (station redevelopment/TOD)|
|| Sluseholmen Canal District | (residential development)|
|| Ørestad | (cycle to your front door)|
|| Ørestad | (temporary sportsground)|
|| Ørestad Islands | (new public space)|
| Malmo Western Harbour | (sustainable city development)
|| Station Triangeln | (new metro station)|
|| Paper Islands, trangravsvej | (transformation from industrial to vibrant urban area)|
Day 4 – Wrap up
The fourth and last day of the field trip starts with a debriefing of all the participants: what are the lessons learned, what can be implemented back at home and what can we bring to Copenhagen-Malmö? Followed by a visit to the exhibition | reprogramming the city | at the Danish architecture institute (DAC).
Sunday afternoon optional visits to locations outside the city (not included in the main field trip): | Modern Art Museum Louisiana | Danish Maritime Museum |. Send us a | message | if you are interested!
Why should you join the Metropolitan Field Trip to Copenhagen-Malmö?
Because you are somewhat actively engaged in the transition of cities, or urban development in general. You want to broaden your horizon and witness how things are done elsewhere in Europe. You want to meet new people within your field of interest or profession, and want to establish sustainable (inter)national contacts. And first and foremost, you want to get a unique perspective on Copenhagen-Malmö, gain this in the company of an inspiring group of peers and have the practicalities fully taken care off.
- Egbert Fransen, director Pakhuis De Zwijger
- Paul Gerretsen, director Vereniging Deltametropool
- Manfred van der Heijde, boardmember Hoogheemraadschap AGV
- Jeroen Laven, director Stipo
- Pieter Lieffering, coordinator Ministry of BZK
- Jaap Modder, owner Brainville
- Linda Poelman, residential consultant Municipality of Utrecht
- Jaap Renkema, sr. advisor ANWB
- Charlot Schans, program maker Pakhuis De Zwijger
- Wilson Wong, chair of urban area development TUDelft
- Jan Willem van Zeijl, sr. advisor Spatial Development Municipality of Utrecht
- Paul Basset, participatiemakelaar
- Vincent Taapken, urban developer New Industry
- Patrick vd Klooster, director AIR foundation
The costs for the Field trip are € 750,- per person.
- Including: hotel (3 nights), breakfast, lunch and diner, local transport, tours and presentations.
- Excluding: transportation to and from Copenhagen (KLM / Norwegian / SAS offer regular return flights from Amsterdam for circa € 120; booking the flights is the responsibility of the participants). Arrival times are usually 08:50, 11:50 or 16:20.
Payment & registration
Registration is mandatory, please register for the Metropolitan Field Trip Copenhagen below or contact us via | firstname.lastname@example.org | for more information. Your registration is final when payment is received via | wire transfer, invoice or Paypal |.
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