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{| cellpadding="8" cellspacing="0"|- valign="top" | style="background:white" width="52%"|[[File:Global action day copenhagen.jpg|right|500px360px]] <br clear=left>Copenhagen is recognized as one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the world.<ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen]]</ref> It has also received the title of "European Green Capital 2014" as a result of its environmental record and its ambitious goals. Mention was made <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref> For a number of years, Copenhagen has ranked high in international surveys for its quality of life. Although it is one of the cityworld's efforts to work with companies, universities and organisations in order to further green growthmost expensive cities, it is also one of the "Green Laboratory" component in most liveable with its North Harbour projectpublic transport, facilities for cyclists and its efforts to increase the proportion of the population [[cycling]] to work to 50% by 2015environmental policies. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planningQuality of living]]</ref>
== Initiatives by topic ==
The beaches are supplemented by a system of Harbour Baths along the Copenhagen waterfront. The first and most popular of these is located at Islands Brygge and has won international acclaim for its design. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Beaches]]</ref>
=== Community energy === In 2001 a large offshore wind farm was built just off the coast of Copenhagen at Middelgrunden. It produces about 4% of the city's energy. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref> === Cycling activism ===[[File:Kobenhavn cykelby.jpg|right|500px]]Cycling in Copenhagen is - as with most cycling in [[Denmark]] - an important means of transportation and a dominating feature of the cityscape, often noticed by visitors. The city offers a variety of favourable cycling conditions — dense urban proximities, short distances and flat terrain — along with an extensive and well-designed system of cycle tracks. This has earned it a reputation as one of the most—possibly the most—bicycle-friendly city in the world. 36% of all citizens commute to work, school or university by bicycle; in fact, more people commute by bicycle in greater Copenhagen than cycle to work in the entire [[United States]]. Cycling is generally perceived as a healthier, environmentally friendly, cheaper and often quicker way around town than by public transport or car and it is therefore municipal policy for the number of commuters by bike to go up to 50% by 2015. <ref>[[wikipedia:Cycling in Copenhagen]]</ref>
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[http://www.copenhagenize.com/ copenhagenize.com] - [http://subsite.kk.dk/sitecore/content/subsites/cityofcopenhagen/subsitefrontpage/livingincopenhagen/cityandtraffic/cityofcyclists.aspx Copenhagen - the City of Cyclists]
=== Environment quality ===
Years of substantial investment in sewage treatment have improved water quality in the harbour to an extent that the inner harbour can be used for swimming with facilities at a number of locations. <ref>[[wikipedia:Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref>
 
=== Food activism ===
 
[http://copenhagenstreetfood.dk/en/ Copenhagen Street Food], food market in the heart of Copenhagen
 
[https://www.noedhjaelp.dk/vaer-med/wefood-danmarks-foerste-butik-med-overskudsmad Wefood]
=== Open spaces ===
Copenhagen is a green city well endowed with open spaces. It has an extensive and well-distributed system of parks that act as venues for a wide array of events and urban life. As a supplement to the regular parks, there are a number of congenial public gardens and some cemeteries doubling as parks. It is official municipal policy in Copenhagen that all citizens by 2015 must be able to reach a park or beach on foot in less than 15 minutes. <ref>[[wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen]]</ref>
=== Sustainable energy === In 2001 a large offshore wind farm was built just off the coast of Copenhagen at Middelgrunden. It produces about 4% of the city's energy. <ref>[[wikipedia:Parks and open spaces in Copenhagen#Environmental planning]]</ref>
=== Towards sustainable economies ===
=== Urban sustainability ===
 
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The city's architectural planning authorities have given special attention to both climate issues and efforts to ensure maximum application of low-energy standards. Priorities include recycling rainwater, green roofs and efficient waste management solutions. In city planning, streets and squares are to be designed to encourage cycling and walking rather than driving.
 
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== Interwiki links ==Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]'''2018'''
== External links ==How do you build a healthy city? Copenhagen reveals its secrets, Feb 11 <ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/11/how-build-healthy-city-copenhagen-reveals-its-secrets-happiness The Guardian]</ref>
'''2017'''
{{Attrib sca wiser#widget:YouTube|urlid=Jb3tq5bCWiA}} The Transition Flower Shop, Mar 21 <ref>[https://transitionnetwork.org/news-and-blog/transitionflowershop/ transitionnetwork.org]</ref> '''2016''' Two-wheel takeover: bikes outnumber cars for the first time in Copenhagen, Nov 30 <ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2016/nov/30/cycling-revolution-bikes-outnumber-cars-first-time-copenhagen-denmark The Guardian]</ref> Denmark now has a second grocery store selling expired food, Nov 28 <ref>[http://www.wisertreehugger.orgcom/articlegreen-food/22d12eb30c5ebcd5be1b440f1869218b}}denmark-now-has-second-grocery-store-selling-expired-food.html treehugger.com]</ref> Massive Passenger Increase After Bikes Allowed Free on Trains, Nov 14 <ref>[http://www.copenhagenize.com/2016/11/massive-passenger-increase-after-bikes.html copenhagenize.com]</ref> Meteoric Rise in Bicycle Traffic in Copenhagen, Nov 4 <ref>[categoryhttp:Sustainable community action//www.copenhagenize.com/2016/11/meteoric-rise-in-bicycle-traffic-in.html copenhagenize.com]</ref> Copenhagen's getting healthier, thanks to everyone in the city, Sep 16 <ref>[https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2016/sep/16/copenhagen-healthier-city-cycling-denmark-car-free-environment The Guardian]</ref> Scandinavia’s First Zero Packaging Supermarket Opens This Summer, Mar 9 <ref>[http://foodtank.com/news/2016/03/scandinavias-first-zero-packaging-supermarket-opens-this-summer foodtank.com]</ref> '''2014'''  Is this the world's best bike-share bike? October 10 <ref>[categoryhttp://www.fastcoexist.com/3036624/is-this-the-worlds-best-bike-share-bike fastcoexist.com]</ref> Copenhagen's piles of bicycles, October 14 <ref>[http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29601069 BBC News]</ref> Copenhagen’s Cycle Snake completed, September 10 <ref>[http://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/copenhagens-cycle-snake/index.html European citiesGreen Capital]</ref> '''2009''' Copenhagen’s Christmas tree lights to be powered by bikes, <ref>[http://www.off-grid.net/2009/12/02/copenhagens-off-grid-tree/ off-grid.net]</ref> December 2 == Resources ==*[http://www.sharingcopenhagen.dk/english/ Sharing Copenhagen], sharing good solutions during 2014 == See aslo ==*[[Christiania]] == Interwiki links ==Wikipedia: [[wikipedia:Copenhagen|Copenhagen]]
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