Can the World Copenhagenize?

October 13, 2011
In Copenhagen, the water in the inner harbor is so clean, you can take a dip in it. A third of the city’s 1.1 million people regularly cycle to work and by 2035 politicians hope all of its energy will come from renewables. But can the Copenhagen model be transferred to other cities? 

At the 2011 Take Lead Conference we went for a walk with Architect Jeffrey Heller to talk about it.  Heller is President and Founder of Heller Manus Architects and a fellow of the American Institute of Architects. He is a leader in the sustainable movement and behind some of the first leading sustainable architecture and large scale urban planning projects in the US and China.

He is currently working on a number of projects in China that involve redesigning older cities like Beijing and helping the Chinese design entriely new cities from scratch.