Danish capital Copenhagen consistently ranks as one of the world’s most liveable cities – but it is not immune to climate change impacts such as severe flooding. In this interview, architect Camilla van Deurs of well-known urban planning firm Gehl People shares how the city is rejuvenating itself and building climate resilience at the same time.
Gehl People, the Danish urban research and design consulting firm, is known worldwide for its work in improving the quality of urban life by re-orienting city design towards the pedestrian and cyclist.
As the firm’s partner, director and team lead design, Camilla van Deurs specialises in intelligent urban development that improves liveability for citizens as well as builds resilience in cities.
Climate resilience has emerged as a key issue in recent years among policymakers and urban planners alike as cities all over the world prepare themselves for the potential impacts of climate change.
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