>Huh. Olipa hyvä ja tyhjentävä tarina, jonka Alex Steffen kirjoitti ollessaan Kööpenhaminassa. Ehkei Pohjoismaat kuitenkaan ihan noin hyviä ole, ainakaan Suomi.
What gives me hope, what leaves me optimistic despite the general despoiling of my country, are the thousands and thousands of (mostly) young citizens who get all this. Examples of them trying to remake their cities are popping up all over the place– they’re pushing through a hostile status quo and a horrible economy like grass coming up between the sidewalk slabs; cross-pollinating through international networks, little shoots, spreading, everywhere.
Copenhagen is not a city of magicians. The people there have no secret powers. What they have is a belief in their power to work together using their city as a tool for changing their lives and transforming the world. Each new bike lane, each new windmill, each new green building, each new design, each new public art project: each builds upon the success of the last, and offers promise to the next. It’s that engaged, happy, progressive spirit that I think is Copenhagen’s real message to the world: imagine it, build it, and the world will change.