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5 Simple Office Policies That Make Danish Workers Way More Happy Than Americans

Americans think it’s normal to hate their jobs. Let us introduce you to the Danish concept of arbejdsglæde. It means happiness at work. Here’s how Danish offices make sure it’s happening.<p>You will often see Denmark listed in surveys as the “happiest country on the planet.” Interestingly Danes are …

The High Price of a Free College Education in Sweden

Here's why Swedish college students still graduate with a ton of debt.<p>Swedish colleges and universities are free. Yep. Totally free.<p>But students there still end up with a lot of debt. The average at the beginning of 2013 was roughly 124,000 Swedish krona ($19,000). Sure, the average US student was …

Learning From Sweden: Green Cars Don't Reduce Emissions

Professor Firmin DeBrabander, chair of Maryland Institute of Art's Humanistic Studies, doesn't oppose energy efficiency or green technology, but …

Bicycle Culture by Design

26 February 2018<p>Park where you want outside our new Nordhavn office<p>For the last four years Copenhagenize Design Company has had the pleasure of …

Why does cycling thrive in some cities and not in others?

BORIS JOHNSON, London’s flamboyant mayor, has long been known for his cycling—continuing on his bike in defiance of traffic, other cyclists and …

Copenhagen's SUVs (aka Cargo Bikes)

September 17, 2010<p><b>How Awesome is Copenhagen? Very Awesome!</b><br>Our friend Clarence at Streetfilms has just released the third short film in his …

Copenhagen

Gehl — Making Cities for People

1<p>— May 7, 2018<p>Gehl is searching for a talented and experienced Masterplanner/Architect for our Copenhagen office. The interested ...<p>1<p>Deutsches …

Visiting Copenhagen? 10 things to know about Denmark | CNN Travel

Gothenburg forced to hold traffic fee vote

Displeasure at the new taxation scheme (trängselskatt) has been simmering since the fee's introduction on January 1st, 2013.<p>In February, around a …

Designers design for the 1% – it's time to start designing for the 99%

"Why would the CEO of the Danish Design Centre (literally) kick a design icon on stage during his TedX talk?" Many people have asked me this question over the last few months. Don't I like icons? Shouldn't I support Danish design and not kick iconic chairs around?<p>I promote design, especially Danish …

Sustainability

Are smart cities the answer to rising populations?

Meeting the twin global challenges of more people and dwindling resources requires dramatic solutions. One answer is to build entirely new "smart cities", using the latest in technology and construction techniques.<p>The most well-know of this kind of project is Masdar City, which is being build on a …

Urban Design

What Exactly Is A Smart City?

Before you start pushing for smarter cities, it helps to know exactly what you’re advocating for.<p>Having worked in the smart cities space for several years now, I am encouraged by the growth of the sector and the pace of technological advancements being developed for urban environments. However, I …

European Green Capital

2014 – Copenhagen<p>Copenhagen covers an area of 74.4 km2, is the capital of Denmark and its most populous city, with a city population of 541,989 …

The 10 Smartest Cities In Europe

Which European cities are doing the most innovative things with infrastructure, technology, and entrepreneurship?<p>Our other smart city rankings<br>• North America<br>• Asia / Pacific<br>• Latin America<p>When it comes to smart cities, Europe is the model for the rest of the world to learn from. European cities …