What is urban nature? How can it contribute to climate adaptation, and why do we need it in our built environment? The City of Copenhagen asked Mike Ameko Lippert and SLA to facilitate an interdisciplinary think tank to discuss and define Copenhagen’s green identity and climate adaptation plan based on city urban. The think tank included experts from different fields such as biodiversity, urban ecosystems, rainwater management, architecture, behaviorial science and citizen involvement.
As a result of the think tanks work, we conceptualised 'The Copenhagen Model’ on how to use nature based climate adaptation as a frame for Copenhagen’s entire cloudburst plan. The Copenhagen Model is based on ecosystem services that ensure that all of nature’s inherent utility values and amenity values will be present in all of Copenhagen’s 300 cloudburst projects that will be carried out in the comming years. We also developed a set of recommendations that is to ensure the implementation of *The Copenhagen Model' in a complex municipal administration.