The capital of Denmark, Copenhagen, is known for its green ambitions and bicycles. What is not as well known about the green city is the social and economic benefits of the city's approach to urban planning. How does a city improve quality of life, expand, and at the same time reduce car usage and CO2 emissions? Intelligent urban planning is part of the answer.

Through strategic urban planning and a history of environmental ambition, Copenhagen has created swarms of cyclists, large recreational areas, pedestrian streets, clean water in the harbor and world-class integrated public transport.

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In 2001, about 286 Million were living in urban areas across India. It had the second largest urban population in the world. As per the Indian Census, 2011, the urban population had increased to 377 Million, thereby registering a growth of around 32%. As per recent estimates, nearly 590 Million people will live in Indian cities by 2030. Present levels of urban infrastructure are inadequate to meet the demands of the existing urban population. There is need for re-generation of urban areas in existing cities and the creation of new, inclusive smart cities to meet the demands of increasing population and migration from rural to urban areas. Future cities of India will require smart real estate and urban infrastructure.

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    Danish architects and contractors are exporting groundbreaking green design and solutions like never before. Since 1980, the Danish economy has grown by 78%, while energy consumption has remained largely unchanged. The government of Denmark has furthermore stated a goal of making the country completely fossil fuel-free by 2050, a quest in which the building industry plays a vital part.

    Denmark is hence the ideal location for companies that wish to benefit from a large number of cutting-edge construction projects that push the limits for what is possible in aesthetics, functionality, efficiency and sustainability.

    The construction sector in India will remain buoyant due to increased demand from real estate and infrastructure projects. The construction sector is the second largest employer and contributor to economic activity, after agriculture sector. The construction sector accounts for second highest inflow of FDI after the services sector and employs more than 35 Million people.

  • Infrastructure_Denmark_IndiaMaintenance and administration of infrastructure in Denmark is world-class. This is primarily due to a historical focus on maintenance and inspection of roads, tunnels and bridges, as well as a political determination to develop the technologies in cooperation with private actors.

     

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    Danish architecture has a long and fine history and world-famous architectural buildings can be seen right across the globe. From the iconic Sydney Opera House designed by Jørn Utzon to the world's best residential house in 2011 designed by Bjarke Ingels for '8 House' in Copenhagen.

    A new Chancellery for the Danish Embassy in New Delhi will open in 2018. It is designed by Vilhelm Lauritzen - a Danish architecture firm. The building is envisioned as an attractive and vibrant working environment that is innovative and economically feasible in a timeless architectural design. We will keep you updated on the opening of the embassy.