14 Apr 2010

Pocket Park - ポケット・パーク

Today was another sunny day in Copenhagen.
Once again I passed the garden of University of Copenhagen(Faculty of Life Sciences), which is 2 minutes walk from my place. This garden is truly an oasis for students, elderly, families, couples, ducks and honey bees that what to feel, see, and smell the spring. 

Apparently Copenhagen has a vision of "becoming the capital city in the world with the best urban environment by 2015". The plan is to establish 14 "Pocket Parks" so that 90% of all "Copenhageners" by 2015 can walk to a park, beach or a harbour bath in less than 15 minutes.
The combination of long term commitment and concrete goals is characteristic for Danish urban design that involves people living in the city.