The First Climate Seminar: How Copenhagen Became a City of Bikes

Recently, the first Climate Seminar of the semester was held, with a focus on the topic of ‘Copenhagenization.’

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The featured speaker Ida Espe Andersen, who works with the Copenhagen Municipality to promote and support cyclists as commuters, spoke about the history of transportation in Copenhagen. Key to the presentation was the idea that Copenhagen was once a city of cars in the 1960s, and is now a model city for cycling – a process which progressed through urban planning and positive reinforcement. Ida shared a past campaign put in action by the Copenhagen Municipality to promote bicycling: the ‘I Bike CPH Karma-Campaign,’ which can be viewed here.

After Ida’s presentation, students had the opportunity to ask questions, exchange their own knowledge of urban planning, cycling, and sustainability, and mingle at the reception that followed.

This was the first of four exciting seminars this semester! With the next seminar coming up next week, find out the dates and times, and how to RSVP here.

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