Lessons from Abroad: The Danish Way or the (Bicycle) Highway

This session will dive deep into Danish ideas and solutions we might consider importing to Boston and other US cities, despite our very different regulatory environment. Speakers will introduce Denmark's fundamental value of planning for the common and collective good, and will share how the oil market and two back-to-back severe weather events drove this small nation to become a leader on the resiliency front. Denmark’s Ramboll Environ will discuss how they are translating Danish ideas around resiliency in the US. Then, panelists from Boston’s Women Leading Change delegation will present specific projects and examples from their recent learning exchange in Denmark. Topics will include stormwater management and designing with water, transportation planning, wind energy and district heating and cooling, and social resiliency.

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017 - 3:30pm to 5:00pm

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Beacon Hill Complex

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