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CityLab examines the cohousing concept—a way of living popular in parts of Europe that has yet to take off in the United States. Could that be about to change?
Jan 21, 2015   CityLab
Visitors from small islands off the coast of Maine traveled to Samsø, a larger island off the coast of Denmark, to learn how to emulate its transformation into a model of renewable energy.
Jan 20, 2015   The New York Times
Waste-to-energy plants, or incinerators, are classified as renewable power plants by the EPA. A controversial Baltimore plant is under construction as well. More common in Europe, they may be catching on stateside due to low recycling rates.
Jan 13, 2015   The New York Times
The first bike super highway connecting Copenhagen and one of its suburbs was completed in 2012. That first, 11-mile leg only hints of the ambitious plans for the network.
Nov 24, 2014   Citiscope
Planners in Copenhagen are bringing new meaning to the concept of long-term planning. A 10-person team is focused solely on envisioning how the city will adapt to the next 90 years of climate change.
Oct 9, 2013   The Guardian
That wild "mountain-slash-ski-slope-slash-waste-to-energy-power-plant" project proposed by "it" architecture firm BIG that everyone thought was dead has broken ground in Copenhagen, reports Branden Klayko.
Mar 8, 2013   The Architect's Newspaper Blog
Copenhagen wasn't always the "pedaler’s paradise" that it is today. Through the early twentieth century the Danish capital embraced the bike, but after WWII it experimented with American style development. How did the city get back on track?
Dec 10, 2012   Grid Chicago
This week brought news that sounds closer to a fairy tale. A new preschool and daycare center in the Danish capital has been designed as a real-life Neverland for children to explore their interests in contributing to city life.
Nov 14, 2012   Architizer
By better integrating the natural and built environments, while enforcing standards of livability, Copenhagen seeks to transform its Saint Kjeld’s neighborhood into "a showcase area for climate adaptation technology," reports Damian Holmes.
Aug 30, 2012   World Landscape Architecture
From Portland to Minneapolis, cities across the America have been trying to catch up to Copenhagen's world-renowned bicycling infrastructure. With the recent opening of a bike superhighway, the Danish capital is leaving other cities in the dust.
Jul 19, 2012   The New York Times
San Francisco is expanding a program of traffic light synchronization for cyclists, which is patterned after successful applications in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Portland.
May 30, 2012   SF.Streetsblog