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Copenhagen Regional Plan 1947 (Fingerplan) - English summary

Copenhagen Regional Plan 1947 (Fingerplan) - English summary

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The original English summary of the famous regional plan for Copenhagen from 1947, later called the Fingerplan.
The original English summary of the famous regional plan for Copenhagen from 1947, later called the Fingerplan.

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ASUMMARYOFTHE
PRELIMINARY
PROPOSAL
1948-1f
 
The.pr-eaen
t
Pr.oposalhasbeenprep.ared
by
th8Begi.onal
PlanningOffice,
closelyattended.
'by
thecnatz-manof
t
neRe;;::ionalPlanning:Committee,proi'e
e.s
or·Steen"Eiler·
·Rasmussen,
R.l.:D.,
andby
these
ere
nar
y
0
f
the
Camillitee,~.1r.
V.
M",lling.
t
civil
engine
er.
Theplanni1gworkwascarriedolit
by:Mr.Peter
13redsdorff,chiefplanningarchitect,
Mr.
Mogens
Boar-truann,ax-chitec
t,
Nlr.
ROYDraiby,ar-ch
i
teet.
Mr..
PcuLLyager,civil
engineer,
.
Mr.AndersNyvig,
c
v.iLengineer,Mr.
Dal.gas
Rasmussen.
architect,Mr.
FIe.mrning
Teisen,
architect,
assisted
by;
:.11'.
D.E.
Christensen,teclmic<:tlplanning
aSSistant,Mr.
SvenAllan
Jensen,ar-cn
ite
c,
~IlissDe
aTrier
~.i0rch,ar-c
h.i
t
ec
t,
Mr.
FinnVedel-Petersen,ar-chitect.
Thesummar-yistranslated
by:
Mr.
PoulLyager;civil
engineer,
Mr.RoyDraiby,architect,and~1rs.Bodil
Nelrrelund,secretary,andpubl
i
shedin
J.uly
1949
'in
collaborat,ion
withDanekBy-planlaborato:rium(theDanish
Town
Plannin~
Institute),12Stormgade.
Copenhag&n,
Denmar-k.,
The.Copenhagenarea,sc~le
1,500000,
~boundaryoftheCopenhagen.Planning
Region,
all
ur,ban
...ndruraldistricts
wi
thin
theboundaryhaveaseatin
the
Planning
G.ommittee,countyandboroughboun-
daries;
"H,oM·district
boundaries.
 
A
s)"..temofl'ecl'eationalgrounds,pe,:r::kwaysandpathsforpedes'triansandbicyclieis.proposed
1936by
theRegional
Planning
Committee:batched,existingforestsandparks,black,proposedparksystelll(open
areas).
THEPRESENTPlANNINGSET-UP
In
1938
anewTownPlanningActwaspassed
by
Parliament.Accor-dingtothisacttheplanningpowerisexclusivelyinthehandsofthemunicipalities.Theplansmust-though-beapproved
by
theMinistry
of
theInt'erio!:'.ocalauthorities
with
morethan
1.000
inhabitantsarecompelledtoprepareatownplan
wi
thin,
5
yearsfromthepassingoftheact.l'hisactgreatlyimproved
th.e
planningconditions,
and
hasbeen
a
usefulinstrumentinthehandsofth,elocalauthor
i
ties.
But
'ithas,nevertheless.seriousdefects.Itisverydifficulttopreventunwantedbuildingd,eve-
Lopmen+
onagricultll.ralareas.
and
it
do
ea
r.o
t
pr-ovLd
eforplan-ningcooperationbetweendifferentmuni.;:ipalitiesorany
kina,of
planning
ona
regional
scale.
In
spiteofthelacko'f
Le
g.Ls
La
t1
ve
background
it
wasrealizedintheearly"twenties"thl:ittheneed
f'o
r
a
p
Larmeddevelopment
of
theCopenhagenregion
was
becomingmore
and
J!l.oremperative,
THECOPENHAGENREGIONAL'PLANNING
,COMMITTEE.TheCommitteewasestaolishedin
1928
ontheinitiativeof"DanskByplanlaborator1um"
(the
DanishTown-PlanningInstitute),
an
uno-f-rieialbodysimilartotheBritishTownPlanningInstitute.TheCommitteeincludesrepresentativesfromeachoftneindividual.
mu-
nicipalitiesoftheregion,fromcertainministries,fromtrans-po,rt
bodLe
setc.Ithasdealtfor
a
num..berofyearBwithvariousurgentindividualllt"oblemB,buthas,untilnow,onlysubmitted
a
qonclusivereportononeproblem-th~tofopenspaces.In
1945
theCommitteedecidedtourgeontheprepardtionofage-neralregiona.Lplan,intended,amongstotherthi,ngs,tocoorill.ne:tethetownplanningincumbentoneachofthetwenty-ninelIIunicipali-tiesoftheCopenhagenregion.TherequisitefundsweregrantedtotheCommittee(halftheamountfromtheExchequer,theotherJ:u;;.lffromthemunicIpa'l.Iies)toestra
Ll.ah
itsownteohnicaloff
iC,e.
theRegionalPlannin&Office.TheOfficeimmediatelystartedto,preparethepresentpreliminarybutneverthelessquitecomprehen-siveplanasakindof'workinghypothesis.TheplanwasPQbl~shedinJanuary
1948,
andnowservesasabasisforinquiriestoandnegotiationswiththeinterestedmWlicipalities,governmentaatho..rities,institutionsetc.Simu.ltrarreous.LyspecialinvestigationsaremadetoexamineIDoO;r'ecloselytheassumptionsonwhichtheschemehasbeenprepaved.
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