Copenhagen, Denmark

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Urban Regeneration linked to Redevelopment of Heritage


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Copenhagen is the capital city of Denmark, situated on the eastern coast of Zealand and connected to Sweden through the Oresund bridge reaching Malmö since 2000. Starting from the turn of the 21st century, Copenhagen has seen strong urban and cultural development, facilitated by investment in its institutions and infrastructure. The city is the cultural, economic and governmental centre of Denmark, and one of the major financial centres of Northern Europe. The coexistence of a well-preserved heritage and new contemporary elements makes Copenhagen an innovative model in city regeneration, rooted in the world renowned “Fingerplan” of 1947, currently in the process of being implemented by fostering the role of the relatively high spatial urban densities in the city scale and identity. Credit : Enrico Fontanari et al. (dir.), Global Report Culture and Sustainable Urban Development: Regional Report on Urban Conservation and Regeneration in Europe, UNESCO and IUAV, 2015, Annexes 2 p. 14-21.