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'Copenhagen Urban Lab’ members by Sankt Jorgen’s Lake, Copenhagen, Denmark
13 June 2017

Young talents draft climate adaptation solution

A group of talented, young urban planners, water engineers and landscape architects gathered in Copenhagen recently to exchange knowledge and combine professional expertise.


By Martin Zoffmann

In order to support the development of cross-disciplinary solutions for climate adaptation in urban areas, Ramboll recently hosted the event ‘Copenhagen Urban Lab’ together with municipalities and utilities in the Danish capital.

Over ten days, the group was given the challenge of making a detailed proposal for transforming Sankt Jorgen’s Lake in the centre of Copenhagen into a more liveable blue-green area designed for absorbing rainwater from the whole catchment during very heavy rainfalls.

More life and a floating stage

The group developed some exciting ideas, including a floating stage for entertainment, as well as new facilities for playing and other recreational possibilities.

”It was a pleasure to witness how the group managed to combine their professional expertise with their experience from large cities all over the world,” says Trine Munk, Project Manager at Ramboll. “The result was a creative but not unrealistic concept and the group harvested a lot of acknowledgement from the organisers.”

The concept was presented at the Embrace The Water Conference in Gothenburg.

In addition to Ramboll, Copenhagen Urban Lab also consists of City of Copenhagen, Frederiksberg Municipality, HOFOR, Frederiksberg Utility, Young Water Professionals Denmark and University of Copenhagen.


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Trine Stausgaard Munk
Trine Stausgaard Munk
Project Manager
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Christian Nyerup Nielsen
Global Service Line Leader, Climate Adaptation and Flood Risk Management
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