World Capital of Architecture 2023

Bike tours on UN sustainability goals

Copenhagen is world-leading in terms of human-centred architecture and urban planning, and a perfect case study for the realisation of the 17 UN goals in concrete projects.

Sustainability is a complex endeavour and calls for a holistic approach. This resonates perfectly with beCopenhagen’s general perspective – putting our built environment into the context of everyday life.

Join one or both of these tours and the discussion about the implementation of UN goals ‘the Copenhagen way’. We’ll be cycling through streets and urban spaces of great diversity, showcasing the many aspects and variants of sustainable thinking.

Cities as sustainable laboratories

Cities all over the world play a very important role in the global green transition because more and more people are living in cities. As such, cities are crucial laboratories for problem-solving.

Urban public spaces are important in terms of architectural solutions because it seems to be an area where a lot of conflicts and solutions come together, such as climate adaptation, gentrification, and different user groups. The generosity and multifunctionality of public spaces is a subject that is very much addressed in the city development of Copenhagen, and something you will experience first-hand on this tour.

World Capital of Architecture 2023

In the past three decades of urban development in Copenhagen, the city has transformed from a post-industrial city in decay to a city that holds the title of World Capital of Architecture 2023.

When urban designers and architects look towards Copenhagen, it is because the city has succeeded in creating urban design and architectural solutions that have a true ambition of being life-improving for the city as a whole.

Twin tours

Each of the UN Sustainability goals tours can be booked as stand-alone half-day experiences in each their own right but can also be paired into a full-day in-depth excursion with a break for lunch. 

Tour I is Southbound, and tour II is Northbound, together covering a major part of the newest development areas in Copenhagen.

More information and online booking are underway. Please contact us at info@becopenhagen.dk if you need more details and a quote. 

Who are these tours aimed for?

This tour is aimed at both visitors with a general interest in architecture and the UN sustainability goals as well as professionals within the building industries.

We take pride in addressing a broad variety of visitors in a straightforward language without pretentious archi-lingo. At the same time, we are not holding back on professional discussions and knowledge exchanges.

We also never shy away from taking a personal and sometimes critical standpoint by addressing and discussing also the mistakes and unintended consequences.

Alice Lempel Søndergaard

Alice has a degree in philosophy and modern culture and has worked with communication within urban planning at a strategic level.

She has a profound interest in how our built environment and city planning are influencing everyday life in the city.

Asser Munch

Asser is an architect by trade and an architecture guide in Copenhagen.

He has a background as a teacher at the School of Architecture in Aarhus, and later as a building architect on smaller, very diverse projects.

Since 2020 Asser is studying construction engineering at the DTU (Technical University of Denmark).

You can read more on his blog: copenhagenarchitecture.dk.

Occasionally, on busy days, we make use of freelance architect guides, who are also professionals from the building and planning industry.