Copenhagen is the mecca for good urban design. Therefore, in June, we partnered with Reimagining the Civic Commons and took two dozen people from Detroit, Akron, and Philadelphia to explore the city.
Whenever I’ve mentioned Copenhagen as a city to study, I inevitably get the comment, “Comparing Copenhagen to City X, Y, or Z (most often in my case, Dallas) is like comparing apples to oranges. It’s a completely different situation.” While it’s true that Copenhagen is very different from Dallas, it’s not true that we can’t learn from the city. In fact, we took quite a bit away with us. Here, you can read the top 10 lessons our group learned from our trip.