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City looking to create ’peace and quiet’ zones

Østre Anlæg scored high marks in terms of tranquillity


Five cemeteries and ten parks have been studied to uncover what characterises a 'peace and quiet' zone (Photo: Colourbox)

June 16, 2014
09:42

by CW


Six out of ten Copenhageners may be satisfied with the number of areas in the city where they can find a bit of peace, but the City Council wants to designate more public zones in the capital where citizens can find their inner Zen.

Morten Kabell, the city’s deputy mayor for technical and environmental issues, argues that it is important that citizens can escape the noise of boisterous festivals, Metro construction work and other noise-emitting functions.

“Some 60 percent of Copenhageners are satisfied with the options available for peace and quiet in the local areas, but that figure can be improved,” Kabell told Politiken newspaper.

“We offer many options in the city, and peace and quiet zones are certainly something that should be prioritised for city dwellers.”

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Parks and cemeteries
For years now, the development of the city parks have catered to increasing the number of jogging paths, football pitches, climbing walls and playgrounds, so it has become difficult to find places in the city where it’s actually peaceful.

Anne Dahl Refshauge, a landscaping architect at the University of Copenhagen, has been charged with finding out how the city can improve its small oases of tranquility. To this end, Refshauge studied five cemeteries and ten parks to uncover what characterises a 'peace and quiet' zone.

The parks were Amager Fælled, Christianshavns Vold, Damhusengen, Krogebjergparken, Ryparken, Vigerslevparken (the southern part) and Østre Anlæg, while the cemeteries were Assistens, Bispebjerg, Brønshøj, Sundby and Vestre.

Østre Anlæg particularly scored high marks.



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