LOOP CITY is a collaborative project involving 10 municipalities, the Capital Region and the Danish State on urban and business development. Since the collaboration began in 2009, a number of political seminars have been held.
The most recent seminar was held on 24 September 2015 at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj, where the theme was the light rail as a driver for economic growth. The seminar highlighted how excellent synergies and the greatest likelihood of success for the project could be achieved through close interplay between infrastructure and strategic urban development planning. The seminar programme can be found here (pdf)
The seminar also gave the attendees the opportunity to vote on which of the most promising opportunities to prioritise in the development of LOOP CITY within the fields of sustainable urban development/regeneration, economic growth and sustainable urban mobility. In addition, the participants also voted on what measures were needed to strengthen collaborative efforts in LOOP CITY going forward. The votes will serve as a basis for the organisation of future joint initiatives that contribute in the best possible way toward achieving the common goal of generating growth and boosting urban and business development in LOOP CITY.
The seminar presentations can be downloaded here:
- THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LIGHT RAIL SYSTEM TO THE CAPITAL REGION (pdf)
- SHARED GROWTH POTENTIAL (pdf)
- THE LIGHT RAIL AND URBAN DEVELOPMENT IN BERN (pdf)
- LOOP CITY’S WORK PROGRAMME (pdf)
The following political seminars have been held in earlier years:
- September 2009 in Herlev Community Centre: Discussion about urban planning visions and urban development potential
- May 2010 in Herlev Community Centre: Discussion about light rail and global ‘Big Bets’
- December 2010 at Herlev Hospital: Loop City event
- February 2012 at the Technical University of Denmark in Lyngby: Debate on Loop City’s political charter
- November 2012 at the Arken Museum of Modern Art in Ishøj: Discussion on how to transform the political charter into a joint action programme