Copenhagen Is Calling: Prototyping Future Cities Students' Field Trip to the World Green Capital
First-year students of the international Master’s programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ are going to Copenhagen for a research trip ‘Self-Sufficient Habitat’. From April 23 to 27, they will be exploring this eco-friendly capital and learning the best practices in sustainable city development.
In 2014, Copenhagen received the European Commission’s European Green Capital Award and was ranked number one in the European Green City Index, with a score of 87.31 out of 100. Sustainable development of the Danish capital has a strong support at both national and municipal level. The city aims to become the world's first carbon-neutral capital by 2025.
Copenhagen has its own Cycling Embassy and offers 390 kilometers of designated bike lanes. Students will visit the 220 meter bridge Bicycle Snake designed by Dissing+Weitling architecture. Last year professor Carlo Ratti, professor, director at MIT Senseable City Lab, delivered a lecture in Shulhov Lab about the Copenhagen Wheel, which transforms a traditional bicycle into a hybrid e-bike.
During the week students will meet experts and professionals who work daily on building the livable, people-friendly and self-sufficient environment in the city. Master’s students will visit Technical and environmental administration, DOLL living lab, Bjarke Ingels Group: BIG, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation; Centre for Information Technology and Architecture | KADK (CITA); Center for Industrialised Architecture | KADK (CINARK); ARC - Amager Ressourcecenter and Danish Architecture Center.
International research trips are a part of the master’s programme curriculum. Each year students go abroad to learn more about urban development in different cities. Learn more about last year trip to Barcelona.