Wonderful COPENHAGEN a Living City - that's Life !
Wonderful COPENHAGEN - a city - that's living!
The Danish capital tops international magazine Monocle's 2008 listing.
"Wonderful, wonderful Copenhagen..." (by Nigel Mander)
Those familiar lyrics encapsulate not only Danny Kaye's tuneful view of the Danish capital as it was over half a century ago, but also international magazine Monocle's opinion of the city as it is right now in 2008, - the Danish capital also takes a lead world wide as "Design City".
Architecture, bicycles, gastronomy and harbour baths
Monocle's delegated writers have inspected many different cities in the world to find the highest quality of city life. Copenhagen leaves all the other cities behind because of its development in architecture, design and gourmet food. Also the city's public transportation, bicycle culture, harbour baths, green public spaces and trendy cafes contribute to a high quality of life. Not least Copenhagen manages to integrate design in everyday life to make life easy and friction-free for residents as well as visitors.
So what is it that has gained gold for Copenhagen this year? Monocle spells out the winning formula: a combination of good ideas, good planning and manageable scale, plus a sound grasp of environmental issues, regional transport and a variety of subjective but nonetheless important elements like food culture, housing design and a sunny disposition that in the words of Monocle, "you have to get out on the streets and experience".
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And ...................... The Most Energy-Efficient Countries
by Joshua Zumbrun 07.07.08, 9:00 AM ET
Next year in Copenhagen, world leaders will assemble and attempt to write the successor agreement to the 10-year-old Kyoto protocol. In order for countries to make dramatic reductions for a greener future, energy efficiency will likely be a big part of the equation.
What they'll find is a huge gap between countries with a head start, and those still in the blocks. Not surprising, the countries with the most energy-efficient economies are those who import their energy supplies.
Energy intensity: 4,845 BTUs per dollar of GDP
Consumption: .83 quadrillion BTUs
Denmark sits low on the list, thanks to longstanding and aggressive government efforts (including a high energy tax) to reduce dependence on foreign fossil fuels, dating all the way back to the oil crisis of 1973.