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Copenhagen, Malmö & Stockholm: City-building

Sep 14-24, 2022

11 days | Sweden | alumni UBC Travel Club

For several decades, the Nordic countries have been in the world vanguard of contemporary city-building initiatives. The three cities to be visited – Copenhagen, Malmo, and Stockholm – are the creative centres for the region. Each has excellent built examples of best urban practices. Copenhagen is the home-base of Jan Gehl and Bjarke Ingels, two of the world’s most famous urbanists. Stockholm is the site of one of the most celebrated new communities in the world, Hammarby Sjostad. In addition, these are elegant historic cities with extraordinary attractions. Each has a memorable and unique ambience. These vivid contrasts offer great opportunities for learning as well as fascinating experiences and enjoyment.

Having completed a number of projects in the region, Larry Beasley and his partner Sandy Logan have firsthand experience with the urban planning and design dimensions as well as the social and community development dimensions of city-building initiatives. They will provide commentary on the experiential aspects of the trip and host presentations and discussions with local professionals and officials to bring the Nordic urban stories alive.

The itinerary will juxtapose old and new as the essence of these cities – introducing the visitors to the contemporary urban features that they best exemplify and enjoying the contrast with historic landmarks and features that initially brought each city to world attention. The tour will focus on the primary themes of modern urbanism – liveability, sustainability, affordability, and competitiveness. In counterpoint, it will also unfold the heritage that gives these cities such emotional appeal.

Neighbourhood walks with Larry’s local associates, exclusive presentations, evening cultural activities, great meals, and lots of off-piste exploration with Larry and Sandy are all part of this entertaining and stimulating tour.
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Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$7895  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodations based on double occupancy; most meals; all ground transportation in private vehicle; excursions and entrance fees; presentations by the Larry Beasley and local associates; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director.

Itinerary at a Glance

DayActivity
1Meet in Stockholm, welcome dinner with Larry and Sandy
2Explore Stockholm's medieval buildings, City Hall, Old Town, and metro
3Excursion to the waterfront neighbourhood of Hammarby Sjöstad
4Excursion to Drottningholm and it's 17th century palace
5Train to Malmo, see the vibrant New Harbour Development Area
6Contrasting the old and the modern in Malmo's historic area
7Travel by coach to Copenhagen and see the key sights
8Copenhagen waterfront neighbourhoods and canal district
9Orestadt, where Copenhagen’s urban jungle meets its savannah
10Enjoy presentations at both the BIG (Ingles) and Gehl studios
11Depart Copenhagen
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Your Tour Leader

Larry Beasley, CM is an internationally known urban planner. Formerly Chief Planner for the City of Vancouver, he is largely credited with the transformation of its downtown core along New Urbanism lines, known as Vancouverism or "The Vancouver Model". His two books, “Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs” (Island Press) and “Vancouverism” (UBC Press) are excellent references in anticipation of the tour. Larry's partner, Sandy Logan is the Principal Associate of Beasley & Associates and will also be joining us on tour.

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alumni UBC Travel Club Cultural Explorations Alumni Expeditions
Tour Cost (per person):
Approx. C$7895  Includes all taxes and gratuities.
Group Size:
14 - 18 participants

What’s included: Airport transfers; accommodations based on double occupancy; most meals; all ground transportation in private vehicle; excursions and entrance fees; presentations by the Larry Beasley and local associates; taxes and gratuities; fully escorted by your Worldwide Quest tour director.

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