Artificial island proposed to connect Copenhagen

Posted by on Oct 23, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
Artificial island proposed to connect Copenhagen

An artificial island named Nordhaleøen, to be located between Nordhavn and Refshaleøen, has been proposed by architects at the Danish…

“Copenhagen is selling out on its social and environmental values”

Posted by on Oct 22, 2017 in Features | No Comments
“Copenhagen is selling out on its social and environmental values”

Months before the municipal election this November, one issue was dominating the news: the future of a small plot of…

Container villages get the green light

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
Container villages get the green light

While developers can take years to put together a proposal to build homes for students, old shipping containers can easily…

Copenhagen: becoming unrecognisable, or just growing up?

Posted by on Oct 16, 2017 in Features, Urban | No Comments
Copenhagen: becoming unrecognisable, or just growing up?

Copenhagen has developed rapidly over the past three decades. Brand new districts such as Ørestad on Amager have risen out…

Copenhagen: is the future taller, denser, and darker?

Posted by on Oct 9, 2017 in Features, Urban | No Comments
Copenhagen: is the future taller, denser, and darker?

From Nordhavn to Sydhavn, shiny new apartment buildings are shooting up around the city to accommodate the 10,000 new arrivals…

Pristine land on Amager Fælled might be saved

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in News | No Comments
Pristine land on Amager Fælled might be saved

Activists say it’s a pristine piece of nature. A plot of land on the outskirts of Copenhagen that was a…

“We have to guard those who are threatened”

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in News | No Comments
“We have to guard those who are threatened”

It’s a sight you might have seen while traveling in Europe. But it’s a first for Denmark – armed military…

“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling”

Posted by on Sep 18, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
“Despite the rise of gang crime, youth crime has been falling”

As Justice Minister between 1996 and 2001, Frank Jensen opposed legalising cannabis. But after becoming Lord Mayor of Copenhagen in…

Green issues pivotal in municipal election

Posted by on Sep 16, 2017 in News, Urban | No Comments
Green issues pivotal in municipal election

Ever since 1938, when the office of Lord Mayor of Copenhagen was established, the role has been occupied by a…

End the gang war by setting cannabis free

Posted by on Sep 14, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
End the gang war by setting cannabis free

The air is brisk one spring afternoon when I bump into an old acquaintance, Daniel*, hanging out in a quiet…

Green is the New Black

Posted by on Sep 12, 2017 in Features, News, Urban | No Comments
Green is the New Black

Years after many other urban hubs started collecting organic waste and turning it into biogas and fertiliser, Copenhagen has finally…

Make gangs illegal – starting with the Hell’s Angels

Posted by on Sep 11, 2017 in Features, News | No Comments
Make gangs illegal  – starting with the Hell’s Angels

“There’s another cop. That’s the fifth one on this block alone!” says a woman near the Red Square in Nørrebro…

City centre may go car-free to prevent terror attacks

Posted by on Sep 6, 2017 in Urban | No Comments
City centre may go car-free to prevent terror attacks

Cars may no longer be able to drive in Copenhagen’s medieval city centre under a proposal from left-wing parties in…

Copenhagen residents demonstrate against shootings

Posted by on Aug 22, 2017 in News | No Comments
Copenhagen residents demonstrate against shootings

On Monday night, around 1,000 Copenhagen residents marched through the districts of Nørrebro and Nordvest to demonstrate against the rise…

Food Fever Fest

Posted by on Aug 13, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Food Fever Fest

Forget Tivoli Gardens. Never mind the Little Mermaid. If there’s one thing any visitor to Copenhagen should do these days,…

Improv Comedy Copenhagen Wins Best Stage in Copenhagen

Posted by on Aug 3, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
Improv Comedy Copenhagen Wins Best Stage in Copenhagen

It’s been a remarkable year for English-speaking entertainment in Copenhagen. The Improv Comedy Copenhagen Theatre and Café (ICC) opened its…

Bringing opera back to the people

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Bringing opera back to the people

It is a common misconception that a night at the opera is musty with the clichés of black tie dress…

AUGUST LEADER – The media’s misguided tolerance of anti-science fearmongers

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Commentary | No Comments
AUGUST LEADER – The media’s misguided tolerance of anti-science fearmongers

This summer, in the depths of cucumber season, Politiken managed to publish two opinion pieces that made me equal parts…

When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

Posted by on Jul 26, 2017 in Culture | No Comments
When artists chase funding, they lose sight of their work

After more than 20 years working in Swedish and European cultural politics as an advocate of the arts – and…

The freedom to choose cancer

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in News | No Comments
The freedom to choose cancer

“Danish culture has always revolved around the feeling that nobody should tell us what to do or how to live…