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Second study visit in the Nordic-Russian Exchange Programme

The second study visit in the Nordic-Russian Exchange Programme for Local Civil Servants, on the theme Urban Planning, took place in Odense February 9-11 2011. The focus of the visit was to present how Odense municipality has integrated the work on urban planning into their efforts to create a sustainable city.

The study visit also provided the Russian and Nordic participants with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the vision of Odense as a bicycling city. Activities included presentations, walking tours, a bus tour and a joint welcoming dinner hosted by the municipality of Odense. In total 25 Russian participants and 2 Norwegian participants had arrived in Odense.

A thorough presentation of the planning system in Odense gave the participants an inspiring vision of what can be done from an urban planning perspective. Overall, the study visit proved to be a success.