Copenhagen Part of a Green Future

Events — By Jane Graham on May 10, 2011 at 8:22 am

The US TV network CNN is in Copenhagen this week to film the city’s contribution to a greener planet. Along with a handful of other cities around the world, the Danish capital has been selected for the network’s ‘Future Cities’ series, which focuses on places where building an environmentally sustainable future is central to city planning.

Copenhagen's new and visionary harborfront

The program will be screened in the US in June and is expected to concentrate on Copenhagen’s initiatives as one of the world’s most cycle-friendly cities, as well as its visionary city planning and prize-winning, environmentally-conscious architecture, which has led to an inner-city harbor clean enough to swim in and a number of green oases within the urban hub.

A central focus of the film will be city dwellers’ inherent ’Copenhagenism’—an expression coined by CNN for the way Copenhageners live—in perfect balance between work life and free time. According to the television network, Copenhagen is a friendly city that makes everyone feel welcome.

Amongst the city’s personalities host Richard Quest will be interviewing are mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, environment minister Lykke Friis, the director of Tivoli Pleasure Gardens, architect Bjarke Ingels and the CEO of wind turbine firm Vestas.

Image shows new architecture on the Copenhagen waterfront, from Fisketorvet to Islands Brygge. Photographer: Jacob Galtt.

Tags: Environmentally-friendly architecture, green cities