lord mayor of Copenhagen Ritt Bjerregaard
mayor of Copenhagen, Ritt Bjerregaard, has suggested that the
city of Copenhagen applies for hosting the World Expo
World Expo's are held every five years and still it is not
decided who should host the Expo in 2020.
Ritt Bjerregaard has
now invited the Danish prime minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen
and the Minister for Economic and Business Affairs Bendt
Bendtsen to discuss the possibility of an Expo in Copenhagen.
time it has been discussed in the Danish public if Copenhagen
should apply for hosting the Olympic Games but the lord mayor now
says that she sees more interesting perspectives in hosting a
is developing fast at the moment and is expected to do the
same in the coming years. In the future the city is planned to
enlarged closer to the harbour and the open sea. Ritt Bjerregaard hopes that an Expo in Copenhagen will
strength the Øresund area - including Malmö and southern
Bjerregaard sees the Expo in Copenhagen as a tool to improve
Copenhagen making the city more sustainable and make
Copenhagen an even more attractive city.
- A World
Expo will be the target in the horizon that can force us to
be better, more talented and hard-working, Ritt Bjerregaard
the international magaziine Monocle appointed Copenhagen to
be the best city in the World to live in and Ritt Bjerregaard
takes that as another argument to show that Copenhagen is
qualified to host an Expo in the future,
moment Copenhagen prepares for hosting the UN Climate
Conference in 2009. The same year the coming Expo will
take place in Shanghai in China. In 2015 the city of Milan
in Italy is hosting the World Expo.