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GREEN CLIMATE ADAPTION

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TREDJE NATUR continues to build on the Copenhagen climate adaption plan, and joins the water investment with new strategies for nature, life and community in the city. The green climate adaption defines some simple rules that shows how to handle the many complex factors affecting the experience of the city’s climates and spaces, as inspiration for the future decades of climate adaptation.

Project information
Responsible partners: Ole Schrøder and Flemming Rafn Thomsen
Design team: Sofie Mandrup Andreassen, Lars Vinther Christensen, Ida Cecilie Lynggaard, Maja Aarup Hansen, and Astrid Jakobsen Kirk
Location: Copenhagen
Client: Copenhagen municipality – Technical and environmental department
Collaboration: PK3
Project period: 2013-2015
Type: Vision plan for green climate adaptation – development of Copenhagens green structures through climate adaptation.
Status: Completed

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A BLUE-GREEN METROPOLIS
The background for this vision is the technical and environmental department has to make a climate adaptation plan for Copenhagen municipality. This supports and coordinates the development of a greener Copenhagen when the municipality implements the climate adaptation plan.

The vision is based on Copenhagen’s cloudburst strategy that was implemented in 2012 and the following embodiment of the cloudburst solution. The embodiment of the cloudburst strategy has resulted in 7 geographical cloudburst strategies, that collectively makes up the foundation for a new cloudburst strategic infrastructure in Copenhagen. The cloudburst solutions includes both cloudburst-wires beneath the ground and surface solutions such as cloudburst-roads and boulevards, rain delay boulevards, green roads and central rain delay elements. The purpose with the vision is to secure that there is a coordination between the implementation of the surface solutions and the development of the city’s green and blue structures.


The city’s green and blue areas play an essential role in the climate adaption plan of the city. This is both in connection to the storm water management and in relation to the improvement of the city’s microclimate – the climate which people and animals are exposed to in the local environments. At the same time it makes up the green and blue areas which are important resources for Copenhagen, the people of Copenhagen, and makes up a large part of the city’s urban life and social community.

The green areas are furthermore the living place for countless animals and plants, which plays a central role in the municipality’s work to preserve and improve the biodiversity of the city. The goal with the plan is to show how climate adaption of Copenhagen, the city’s wish of a more green and attractive city with a local community and physical activities, will be boiled down to one solution for them all.

GAME RULES
1. NEVER SOLVE ONE THING AT A TIME
2. NEVER ALWAYS EVERYTHING AT ONCE
3. CREATE CONNECTIONS AND NETWORKS
4. THINK QUALITY AND ADDED VALUE
5. LOCAL UNIQUENESS

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HOW?
The Plan includes a potential connection and synergy effect between cloudburst-planning, climate adaption, green and blue areas, green connection and UHI. UHI, urban heat island, is the effect of it being warmer in the cities due to the buildings and pavement having a high heat absorption ability in comparison to vegetation, biodiversity, and recreative areas. City development projects are upgrades to a cooler city and urban spaces due to more blue and green areas.

The management of the planning with synergy effects makes sure that cloudburst strategic planning will have a bigger effect on a more positive urban life, biodiversity, city climate and the life quality of Copenhagen. The vision plan will be included as a part of the Technical- and Environmental Department’s other project planning.


Besides that the plan will work as a priority tool in connection to the implementation of the municipality’s cloudburst and climate adaptation plan, the vision plan includes many suggestions that will make sure that the existing culture, history, biological and recreative values area will be preserved. This partly ensures the implementation of the cloudburst strategy contributing to the development of Copenhagen’s green and blue structure. The vision plan is developed with an offspring of a depth mapping and analysation of the city’s many structure and layers where there are examined clutch dynamics and synergies between selected layers. Through a strategic selection there are selected 16 ground maps, which makes up the foundation for the vision plan.
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SYNERGY SPOTS
An ‘Acupuncture strategy’ with strategic interventions makes it possible to set the needle down where the effect will be highest. It is recommended to make large holistic approaches, which can handle diversity, and work as a urban life catalyst which will make a ripple effect and evolve towards the overall collective structure. The synergy spots occur when there is a merging of the city’s layers and there is a high potential to achieve a synergy effect and solution for added value. The main flow is for example along the green exposed areas and city developments where there is a great potential for green solutions with added value.

Here you can talk about a new type of urban nature that does not look at city and nature, building and biology to be opposites, but that on the other hand makes urban nature a vitalizing and inviting hybrid. A hybrid that creates a natural meeting spot for the citizens of the city. An inviting place for recreative and physical activities along with letting the urban nature play a central role in the climate adaptation in the city.

A COHERENT CITY
A coherent city is an expression for a city where there is a link between several layers of the city and focuses on the interdisciplinary collaboration. The goal is connecting the climate adaptation with the rest of the existing city’s green and blue areas. This will make up a connected blue and green structure throughout the city.

The purpose for doing so, is linking the municipality’s climate adaptation initiative with the development of the city’s blue and green structure and the green climate adaptation solutions will be a part of the city’s overall green network.

Climate adaptation is the main focus, and the goal is through managing the storm water there will be created a stepping stone for a greener city in holistic approaches and multifunctionality. The green and blue structures will be a part of the improvement of Copenhagen’s life quality, activating the citizens, create better health and socialization.

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VISIBLE CLIMATE ADAPTATION
There are great recreative potentials in the water. Here the blue areas in the city, harbours and lakes are experienced as blue commons with recreative values. By prioritizing the visible climate adaptation solutions there can be added more value to the city. Along with these green surface solutions there can be created a visible effect on the storm water management and have an impact on synergy effects on the rest of the layers in the city. Based on potential high impact rain flow roads and natural flow paths


there is created a coherent network of blue and green structures connecting the city. The topographical differences around the city requires different, specific solutions. The local management of the rainwater is highly prioritized at the same time as the overall structure of the system is strengthened. There has to be holistic and coherent approaches where the waterways are governing for the blue, green connections.

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GREENER CITY
Copenhagen is experiencing a population growth causing larger loads on the existing green and blue areas in the city. The goal here is that the percentage of green area for each citizen does not fall. This demands a development of green areas and connections. The goal is that the existing parks and nature areas will be linked together with green connections, which will establish a coherent structure across the bridge districts like the highways across the Copenhagen region – from the center and out. Here there will be new tales about an even greener Copenhagen though these broad structures.

The establishment of the green connections will be prioritized from area to area depending on the local challenges and potentials. It is recommended that in areas far from the public park there will be prioritized green connections due to the fact that closeness and access plays an important role in people’s physical activity as well as their physical and mental well-being. The local green areas will provide the opportunity for recreational and nature experiences in the everyday life. Just like they have a large influence on the value of nearby properties.

UNIQUENESS
Copenhagen is divided into 7 water catchment zones, where each of them hold different opportunities. Each zone has its own tale, challenges and potentials where they have to start from in the process of developing Copenhagen’s green and recreative areas as well as biodiversity through climate adaptation.

There are special and important points and large potential innovative layers in the zone’s uniqueness. Alongside improving climate adaptation of the city there will still be built on the existing areas. It is recommended that the catchment zones differences and identities are used actively in the selection of the individual solutions. There can be different strategies for the different catchment zones in regards to the green areas, existing nature values, storm water management, functionalities, maintenance, urban heat island effect, vulnerable neighborhoods, biodiversity, the degree of paved surfaces, polluted streets, construction projects, city development, etc.

The focus is on holistic solutions in the catchment zones as a part of the overall vision plan for a green climate adaptation with a local anchorage in the different zones unique potentials and challenges.

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