MEET THE CITY
The municipality of Gladsaxe is a suburban municipality located northwest of Copenhagen. The distance from Gladsaxe Town Hall to Copenhagen City Hall in The Municipality of Copenhagen is approximately 10 kilometers as the crow flies. Gladsaxe consists of the four original villages: Gladsaxe, Buddinge, Bagsværd and Mørkhøj, which has now grown together, and the municipality covers an area of 2,500 hectares.
Gladsaxe is a green suburban municipality consisting of mixed residential neighborhoods, larger social housing areas, business areas and several small shopping centers. Despite the short distance to the capitol of Copenhagen, Gladsaxe offers several attractive, recreational green areas and opportunities to experience nature.
- 17% of Gladsaxe Municipality is covered by natural areas
- 60 percent of the housing is multi-storey housing, 20 percent is townhouses and 20 percent is detached houses. 36 percent of the municipality’s housing is owned by social housing organisations
- Gladsaxe was the first municipality in the north to incorporate the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) directly into its municipal strategy, the so-called Gladsaxe-strategy, which was adopted in 2018
GREET THE CITY
The social housing estate of Pileparken 6 consists of approximately 200 residents and 117 leases and is situated in the district Mørkhøj in an area with high underground water levels, meaning no rainwater can seep into the ground in this geographical area. The rainwater therefore runs through the common sewer along with wastewater, as it does most places in the municipality of Gladsaxe. Half of the sewers in Gladsaxe was built between 1940 and 1960, where a major expansion of the city took place. As elsewhere with shared sewers, there is a risk of flooding of rainwater mixed with wastewater when heavy cloudbursts occur.
Pileparken 6 is also one of the three districts of The Municipality of Gladsaxe’s Social Balance programme. The programme is primarily centered around the municipality’s larger social housing districts (and their surroundings), working on a local community level with subjects such as health, safety, citizenship and volunteering and urban living. With The Strategy of Citizenship, The Municipality of Gladsaxe has a strong focus on developing the municipality together with its citizens, which also is a central part of the project in Pileparken. The ambition of the Strategy of Citizenship is that “all citizens take responsibility for and involve themselves in the development in the local communities, for the benefit of the individual as well the society”.