Symbiotic Industry in Kalundborg, Denmark

In Kalundborg, one company’s waste is another’s resource

This is the third in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

Kalundborg is a city in the heart of Denmark and is home to some of the country’s largest industries. In 1961, a local oil company cooperated with the municipality to pipe water from a nearby lake to its power plant– a project that would later become the basis of a circular system of resources that include water,heat, gypsum, lime, fly ash, sulphur dioxide, straw and organic waste.

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June 3, 2014   Comments Off on Symbiotic Industry in Kalundborg, Denmark

‘A Quarter for Everyone’: Social Inclusion and Participation in Hamburg-Altona

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The ‘A Quarter for Everyone’ Forum in progress

This is the second in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

The socially inclusive and participatory approach in Hamburg-Altona is a good example of the kind of planning process that enables cities to develop in a regenerative way. The old freight yard in Altona is the object of a planning process in Hamburg, Germany, with the emerging quarter of Altona Centre projected to eventually contain 3,500 flats. [Read more →]

May 28, 2014   Comments Off on ‘A Quarter for Everyone’: Social Inclusion and Participation in Hamburg-Altona

Regenerative urban development in practice: Renewable Wilhelmsburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

Energy Hill Georgswerder, Hamburg-Wilhelmsburg © IBA Hamburg

This is the first in a six-part series featuring case studies that illustrate what regenerative urban development looks like in practice.

The districts of Wilhelmsburg and Veddel are located on the Elbe Islands in Hamburg, Germany and have historically been on the social outskirts of the city. Deciding that this formerly industrial area was ripe for redevelopment, the city framed its new urban development as an International Building Exhibition (IBA). [Read more →]

May 19, 2014   1 Comment