The Lord Mayor of Kuala Lumpur, Datuk Seri Ahmad Phesal, is visiting Copenhagen 8-11 May together with a delegation of advisors and urban planners from KL as well as representatives from Putrajaya and the Ministry of Federal Territories. The focus of the visit is on green urban solutions.
At the Town Hall, the Lord Mayor and his delegation will meet the Copenhagen Mayor of Technic & Environment and the City Architect of Copenhagen. They will also be hosted to a presentation at House of Green, an interactive showroom and visitors’ centre, which through a combination of guided storytelling and self-exploration showcases Danish technologies and solutions to global energy, water and climate challenges.
To experience the green technologies and urban policies in practice, the delegation will be given a guided tour of the inner city by Gehl Architects & Urban Planners, get an impression of the redevelopment of the city’s waterfront through a boat ride, visit internationally acclaimed architectural landmarks designed by Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), as well as learn about state-of-art energy efficiency in buildings from a visit to Danish Energy Management.
Last, but not least, the Lord Mayor who is actively promoting bicycling in Kuala Lumpur, could not leave Copenhagen without having experienced the brand new version of Copenhagen’s public city bikes, featuring a touchscreen tablet with built-in GPS (link). The guided bicycle ride across the city will, among others, take the delegation across Queen Louise Bridge – the busiest bicycle-stretch of road in the world!
Words and photo: Denmark in Malaysia.