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Urban Birds Are Making Themselves at Home in These Colorful Little Houses

A Danish artist builds scrapwood houses for his avian neighbors.

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How Copenhagen Paused Its Waterfront Redevelopment

The city's five-year period of encouraging "creative" businesses helped Paper Island thrive, but what happens now?

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Copenhagen's Bus Drivers Are Learning Aikido

Japanese breathing techniques, meet rush hour.

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Why Copenhagen Has Almost Perfect Water

Residents of the Danish capital swim in its harbor and drink some of the world’s purest tap water—taking care not to waste it—thanks to decades of government efforts.

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The Bridge That United Copenhagen and Malmo Is Now Dividing Them

The Oresund, a favored passage between Sweden and Denmark for Europe’s refugees, has become a source of great tension.

Steven Holl Architects

Of Course Copenhagen Is Building a Bike Lane in the Sky

The city’s new pedestrian and cycling bridge will hang between two towers.

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Copenhagen's 'Smart' New Street Lamps Shine Brighter for Cyclists

The environmentally friendly lights can also dim at times to save energy.

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Copenhagen's Pioneering Bike Share Program Is Days Away From Being Scrapped

The Danish capital is embroiled in a battle with the company responsible for providing fancy new bikes for the program.

Jesper Frausig

Leave It to Denmark to Make a Sleek, Solar-Powered, Electric Bicycle

The Solar Bike can purr for 40 miles on sustainable energy.

'Bikes vs. Cars' Wages the Wrong War

A review of Fredrik Gertten's new documentary.

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Why the Mayor of Copenhagen Wants to Get Into the Marijuana Business

He sees it as the only way for the Danish capital to get a grip on its huge Cannabis trade.

Copenhagenize Design Company

A Clever Cargo-Bike Parking Solution

They make city-living much easier, but are a pain to park. Now, Copenhagenize Design Company might have a fix.

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9 Reasons the U.S. Ended Up So Much More Car-Dependent Than Europe

Understanding mistakes of the past can help guide U.S. transportation policy in the future.

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How to Design a Happier City

Charles Montgomery's new book finds the intersection of urban policy and well-being.

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Finally, a Bicycle Ad That's as Sexy as One for a Car

In which we're told that riding a bike is cool and edgy and just might help you pick up some babes.

A 'Gateway Drug' for Better Bike Infrastructure

These interlocking tiles can be clicked together, without tools, to form temporary grade-separated cycle tracks.

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Dear City, Here's Why I Hate You

An online project collects people's complaints about their burg in more than 80 locations.

Here's Something We All Can Believe In: The 'Church of Beer'

Party people in Denmark built this house of holy brewskies from empty cans.