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Urban Sustainability in Denmark and Sweden, June 26 – July 1, 2016

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This Delegation will focus on the following:

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Improved Mobility

Site visits and meetings will include the following:

  • Creating a bicycle culture

  • Multi-modal transit planning

  • Bicycle infrastructure

  • Conversion of above-ground parking lots into public spaces and pedestrianizing downtowns

  • Public/private partnerships for funding mass transit

  • Bike tour throughout the city, including suburban to urban commuting (Green Ways)

  • Integrating typically non-biking community into bicycling through education

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Economic Growth and Competitiveness

Site visits and meetings will include the following:

  • Creating a regional identity

  • The policies for creating the Oresund Region

  • The economic development experience in the Oresund Region

  • Land use developments as a result of the Oresund Region

  • Public/private partnerships for funding mass transit

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Healthy and Sustainable Environments

Site visits and meetings will include the following:

  • Smart grids

  • Locally produced power

  • Natural stormwater management

  • Street design with energy efficient in-ground trash and recycling pipes

  • Combined heat and power; district heating and cooling

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Quality Neighborhoods

Site visits and meetings will include the following:

  • Morning presentation by Gehl Architects on Gehl’s theories of people-centered neighborhoods

  • Tour of neighborhoods by Gehl Architects including low income and affordable housing

  • Development of new, energy efficient neighborhoods

  • Redevelopment of Augustenborg, a low income community, to increase the quality of life for people and be more environmentally sustainable 

  • Combining industrial and recreational uses

  • Zero energy housing development

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