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Copenhagen

August 28, 2019, 5am PDT
The Danish capital has an ambitious goal to be the world’s greenest and most bike-friendly city, and it is taking big steps to make that happen soon.
Fast Company
August 22, 2019, 5am PDT
Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.
City Observatory
June 3, 2019, 12pm PDT
Copenhagen may have already met its bicycling goal of 50 percent of modal share for commuting, but it needs to improve the share for all trips. With less funding available, the city is pursuing low cost strategies, such as auto parking removal.
Forbes
August 19, 2017, 7am PDT
Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.
Treehugger
July 3, 2017, 2pm PDT
Copenhagen's positive attributes are clear, but how transferable are they?
Common Edge
October 11, 2016, 5am PDT
Facing a shortage of space to build new housing, Copenhagen is looking to reclaim some unused space on the water to provide floating affordable student housing in shipping containers.
Fortune
April 1, 2016, 6am PDT
Pop Quiz: Can you tell these differences between the real phrases, fake phrases, and inconsequential phrases in this contest of planning clickbait?
Planetizen April 1st Edition
February 22, 2016, 9am PST
Copenhagen is often cited as the world’s most livable city—a city characterized by bicycles and shared open spaces. But the road to get there has required compromise among politicians and an active and engaged community.
Next City
August 20, 2015, 12pm PDT
Danish Architect Jan Gehl talks about the intersections of architecture and social science.
Metropolis
June 20, 2015, 7am PDT
Key to explaining the popularity of biking in Copenhagen is its cultural attitude, which is also based on sound cost-benefit analysis. Until Americans change how they value transport modes, protected bike lanes may be elusive.
Fast Company
November 24, 2014, 9am PST
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.
Citiscope
November 21, 2014, 6am PST
A cartoon by Streetsblog blogger John Greenfield imagines a fictitious rap battle in the style of the popular YouTube channel, "Epic Rap Battles from History"—except the rap battle is between two luminaries of the bike advocacy movement.
John Greenfield
September 26, 2014, 9am PDT
Mikael Colville-Andersen discusses the benefits and methods of designing bicycle infrastructure within a city in a TEDxZurich talk.
Business Insider
September 4, 2014, 8am PDT
With London's proposed SkyCycle and Copenhagen's successful Cykelslangen, are elevated cycletracks a viable transportation solution?
ASLA The Dirt
November 12, 2013, 12pm PST
Copenhagen's bike-friendly policies have become the envy of the world, but some of the city's residents are unhappy with anti-auto "discrimination". Opposition parties are hoping to ride that discontent to victory in next week's local elections.
The Copenhagen Post
November 1, 2013, 10am PDT
As migration puts growth pressure on Denmark’s largest city, Copenhagen is promoting the conversion of under-utilized attics into apartments as a way to create new housing while maintaining the city's built form and character.
The Copenhagen Post
October 9, 2013, 5am PDT
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.
The Guardian
July 18, 2013, 6am PDT
In the capitals of Europe, the humble paver is being deployed as a powerful tool to refresh and enliven public spaces, writes Jared Green.
THE DIRT
July 13, 2013, 11am PDT
We've recently looked at the shortage of bike parking plaguing cities like Amsterdam. Designers are on the case, inventing 'ingenious ideas' for parking all those bikes. Ben Schiller looks at five of the best.
Fast Company Co.Exist
July 8, 2013, 8am PDT
Spotted on the front page of Saturday's WSJ is a picture of a Yuba Mundo longtail cargo bike, directing readers to Tom Vanderbilt's feature article of the "Off Guard" section describing the many types of cargo bikes. Main cargo is kids and groceries.
The Wall Street Journal