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Noise

Study Links Transportation Noise to High Rates of Dementia and Alzheimer's

A large nationwide cohort study in Denmark found "transportation noise from road traffic and railways to be associated with an increased risk of all-cause dementia and dementia subtypes, especially Alzheimer’s disease."

September 14, 2021 - The Guardian

Coronavirus

The Great Scandinavian Pandemic Experiment

Perhaps no nation has captured more media attention in its handling of the coronavirus pandemic than Sweden. Unlike most of Europe, it never went into lockdown, relying mostly on voluntary social distancing. The state epidemiologist devised the plan.

May 13, 2020 - Financial Times

A ferry boat returns to Seattle

Washington State to Transition to Battery Electric Ferries

Washington's largest diesel emissions polluter will transition its fleet to diesel-hybrids and then to battery-electric propulsion to comply with Gov. Inslee's emissions-reduction executive order which will also please the orcas in Puget Sound.

December 29, 2019 - Greentech Media

Walkable Street

Envisioning the 'Soft City'

Density and diversity—where boundaries between spaces and uses are lessened—create more vibrant, livable places and more functional cities.

September 18, 2019 - Fast Company

Copenhagen Train Station

Copenhagen Strives to Be Carbon Neutral by 2025

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.

August 28, 2019 - Fast Company

Copenhagen Bikes

What's Behind Copenhagen's Success as a Cycling City?

Denmark's capital is a model city in terms of biking, but the reasons that bikes rule go beyond political leadership and robust infrastructure.

August 22, 2019 - City Observatory

Copenhagen Bikes

Copenhagen Update: On-Street Auto Parking Replaced by Bike Parking

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.

June 3, 2019 - Forbes

Bjarke Ingels Group

Friday Eye Candy: Denmark's New LEGO House Has Starchitect Pedigree

LEGO fans rejoice! Bjarke Ingels Group has made the LEGO house of your dreams a full-sized reality, and it's stocked full of LEGOs.

October 6, 2017 - The Architect's Newspaper

Copenhagen's Post-Industrial Adaptive Reuse

Danish firm COBE redesigned a former grain-storage silo in Copenhagen into a 17-storey residential apartment building with 38 units of varying sizes.

August 19, 2017 - Treehugger

Copenhagen Bikes

Looking at Copenhagen with Jealous Eyes

Copenhagen's positive attributes are clear, but how transferable are they?

July 3, 2017 - Common Edge

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