Conference excursion and dinner


Copenhagen – the city by the Sea

Focusing on Copenhagen’s location by the sea, this excursion will illustrate the political, social, economic, and physical transformation of former port areas which together with the coastal zone of the island Amager have become important elements in the effort to plan for the socio-economic resilience of Copenhagen and protect the city to climate change induced flooding and expected sea level rise. The redevelopment of the vast dilapidated brownfield port sections has since 2008 been managed by the then newly established organization ‘By&Havn’ (City&Port) with Copenhagen Municipality as its main owner (95 %).

The excursion will start with a breakfast lecture by the geographer Peter Maskell, Professor at Copenhagen Business School, former longstanding board member of By&Havn and chairman of Danish Ports. We then visit the headquarters of By&Havn and learn about the company’s plans for the development of the harbor. This is followed by a two hour’s boat trip that takes us to Nordhavnen, Lynetteholmen (to be) and Refshaleøen where we will hear about ongoing research into the transformation of the harbor. We will debark the boat at Christianshavn, and then embark the Metro to go the Amager Beach Park, that was refurbished in 2005 to a 2 kilometers wide projecting coastline in the form of an artificial island and a lagoon.  

The excursion starts at Øster Voldgade 10 (the location of the Geography Sections) at 8:45 AM and finishes at the city center around 4 PM.

The price for the excursion is DKK 350 which includes an excursion guide, the boat trip and metro tickets, plus coffee (with a bun) in the morning and a lunch packet.

Conference dinner

The conference dinner will take place at Charlottehaven. Charlottehaven, an apartment, hotel and leisure compound, was designed by the award-winning architecture firm, Lundgaard & Tranberg in 2001. Charlottehaven is located on what was previously known as the Cryolit Plot, close to the old brown fields of the port and about 3 minutes’ walk from the Nordhavnen Station (S-train and Metro). The compound has a lovely green courtyard and patio, surrounded by various grass species, beautiful trees, small path systems and a nature playground.

If the weather is warm, we will sip the welcome drink in the courtyard before entering the restaurant. In the restaurant you will be served a three-course dinner, wine of the house ad libitum, iced water and coffee/tea.

The conference dinner starts at 6 PM and is expected to finish at 11 PM

The price for the dinner will be DKK 790


Deadline for registration 31st of May 2024