Describe the character and uses of the different urban greenspaces created in Copenhagen the 19th century and explored on our Field Study, and the ways in which these parks are relevant and beneficial to 21st century urban living.

City planners of Copenhagen have made various efforts to incorporate green space. This ample amount of green space has two functions. One is to make Copenhagen known as a green and environmentally friendly city. It is a deliberate move to create this kind of urban personality that is inviting and an enjoyable place to live. Additionally, green spaces have many advantages for Copenhagen and its residents. Among these are limiting C02 emissions, preventing polluted air, providing essential open spaces for recreation and leisure, making it more attractive and serving many social functions. There is no doubt the city of Copenhagen would not be what it is today without the green space it has. People would not have the same urban experience that is tied together by time in green space, and Danes would probably not be as happy as they are.

http://dce.au.dk/en/publications/scientific-reports/no-1-49/abstracts/no-14-urban-greenspace/

The botanical garden is a greenhouse filled with an extensive collection of exotic plants from around the world. It is impressive and informative, with each plant and its origin labeled. It functions to educate us and communicate to us about the world of plants and to fortify interest in the benefits of nature. It additionally functions as a bank for plants and a place of national and global conservation.

http://botanik.snm.ku.dk/english/Ombhm/

Orstedsparken is a public park located in the centrum of Copenhagen. Around 1868, a decision was made to reserve green space for the rapidly growing population. In 1872, a redevelopment plan was made and a few years later, in 1879, Orstedsparken was founded. It included Copenhagen’s first public playground. In the center is a lake and has small rolling hills and many trees and flowers. There are many monuments and statues, which were important to the Orsted brothers who created the park. In the Spring, many Dutch crocuses bloom on the bank of the lake in shades of blue yellow and white. People come here to take a stroll or sit on the green and bask in the sun.

http://ecstep.com/orstedsparken/

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Describe the character and uses of the different urban greenspaces created in Copenhagen the 19th century and explored on our Field Study, and the ways in which these parks are relevant and beneficial to 21st century urban living.

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