Ca 1300 m2 nyt grønt på Tåsingegade Gadens samlede areal er ca. 10.000 m²
Handled rain water
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With a strong local effort, Tåsinge will undergo a transformation in years to come from the greyish urban space it is today to being green, luxuriant and adapted to a changed climate. There is masses of space on Tåsingegade, and green oases and a sprucing-up of the urban space will make the street appear more cohesive. At the same time Tåsingegade has been designated as a cloudburst road as, by virtue of its slope towards Østerbrogade, it will be able to carry large volumes of rainwater. The street will be able both to manage water locally and to convey overflow further.
The sketches from Tredje Natur are intended to form the basis for the future of Tåsingegade, but the process contains more than just a construction project. Because Tåsingeplads is a private common road, the process has to be endorsed 100% from the outset, as it is the owners of the street that have the road areas at their disposal. The Green Tåsingegade association, which consists of representatives of most of the street’s properties, has been established and will be the active local party in the project. Green Tåsingegade will work closely together with the Climate-Resilient Neighbourhood to ensure that the project will meet the local level of ambition.
The Municipality's story
“The residents of Tåsingegade have shown impressive commitment and at only the third meeting to be held established the Green Tåsingegade association, and has thus taken the lead and is now moving the process forward in cooperation with Urban Renewal. Local enthusiasts like those who are behind the association are a key element in the process going forward, as nothing will come of the project without their approval.”
As large parts of the cloudburst management plan for Copenhagen are on private common roads and some of these are in the inner city neighbourhoods, the project on Tåsingegade is a great opportunity for learning. This applies both in relation to the importance of the residents taking ownership of the project, so that local endorsement is ensured in relation to finding a legal solution that the residents can vouch for and be satisfied with, and in relation to what cloudburst roads as a concept of capable of achieving.
In addition, the project emphasises that the resident involvement process can be advantageously viewed as an element in the climate adaptation plan, which is just as important as the technical element. Apart from downpours causing damage to the city’s properties, it is a plan whose technical aspects can be difficult to relate to for ordinary citizens of Copenhagen, as most of them have a remote relationships with the infrastructure.