Shaping great cities for cycling and public space – the Danish way

| January 10, 2017

On January 11. 2017, Klaus Bondam, CEO of the Danish Cyclists Federation and member of The Cycling Embassy of Denmark (CED) is participating and speaking at the World Resources Institute´s event in Washington, D.C. 

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Cycling in Copenhagen. Credit: WRI

In his presentation, Klaus Bondam will be speaking on ways of rethinking urban transportation. As the former deputy-mayor of Copenhagen and as the current CEO of the Danish Cyclists´ Federation Klaus Bondam is a well-known figure in both the Danish and international cycling world. At the event, Klaus Bondam will be sharing Danish know-how on shaping livable cities with bicycles as the centerpieces. Through a rich and historic bicycle culture, Denmark as a nation and Danish companies have gained extensive knowledge. This Danish expertise will also be the pivotal point of Klaus Bondam’s presentation.

The conference at large focuses on sustainable cities, on how to rethink urban transportation, and on how cycling and public spaces contribute to city designs. The decisions of national leaders, local officials, developers, and planners is determining how countless urban citizens will be living over the next century. Already, half of the global population resides in cities. That figure is set to increase to 70 pct. by 2050. Traditional models of city development can lock cities into congestion, sprawl, and inefficient resource use. Alternative ways of transforming the cityscapes is therefore in dire demand.

The World Resources Institute (WRI) was founded in 1982, responding to an urgent demand on environmental issues. To address these issues, WRI avoids the prevailing activist model in favor of a science and evidence-based organization where research and analysis has to be both scientifically sound and practical to create real change on the ground. It has to command the respect of the scientific community and the attention of key decision-makers in both the public and private sectors.

You can read more about the event and the World Resources Institute here.

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