High-level Nordic dialogue continues after visit to Copenhagen

The City of Helsinki looks to Greater Copenhagen for inspiration on climate change mitigation and sustainable city planning and pursues Danish dialogue after study visit.

A Mayor-to-Mayor correspondence between Helsinki and Copenhagen was redirected to One-Point Entry, which was tasked with designing a visiting program that would inspire a Finnish delegation of 25 high-level decision makers in their own efforts within city planning and public-private collaboration. The program thus included meetings with the Lord Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen and the Mayor of Technical and Environmental Administration, Morten Kabell, a presentation by City Architect Tina Saabye and guided tours by private companies GoBike and Rambøll.

For Danish stakeholders, the delegations thus provide an opportunity to share their work and strengthen personal relations with high-level city decision makers. For Rambøll the visit has had a reinforcing effect on their already strong business ties to the Finnish market. During the visit, the delegation was made aware of inhouse expertise at Rambøll, which the City of Helsinki later contracted from the consultancy. The Finnish delegation left Copenhagen with new ideas for reflection, and expressed a strong desire to continue the positive dialogue between the Nordic capitals.


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"Climate change mitigation is very much on the agenda in Helsinki, and Copenhagen’s green profile gave us many new ideas to developing Helsinki ."

Victor Andersson, City of Helsinki