Every year, SPUR takes an annual study trip to another city to learn how other places address urban challenges. In 2022, SPUR traveled to Copenhagen, the canal-lined capital of Denmark that took big steps to reform its housing, government, transportation and climate goals after a brush with bankruptcy in the 1980s. The trip participants learned all about the Danes’ approaches to social housing, about their embrace of the bicycle, their goals for a zero-carbon future – but what’s changed since July of 2022, and how can the Bay area learn from it? Join us for this special forum to recap what we learned from the Danes, discover what challenges Copenhagen is still grappling with and what lessons we can apply here in the Bay Area.
- Morten Jensen / JRDV Urban International Architecture
- Martine Reinhold Kildeby / BLOXHUB
- Sujata Srivastava / SPUR