Lykke Leonardsen

Program Director for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions

Municipality of Copenhagen

Denmark

Lykke Leonardsen has 25 years of experience from various fields of urban development – from regeneration, economic development and physical planning. Currently she is running the program for Sustainable and Resilient City Solutions in Copenhagen. The program aims at sharing Copenhagen’s results in the process of becoming carbon neutral and sustainable, and demonstrating that this is possible without losing economic growth.  The program involves international collaboration with cities such as New York, Washington DC, Boston, Houston, Beijing and soon also Buenos Aires.

During her 12 years in the Technical and Environmental Administration she has been heading the development of the adaptation programs of the city which includes the adaptation plan, the citywide cloudburst management plan and the storm surge management plan. She has also worked with the development and implementation of the Climate Action Plan of the city – aiming to become carbon neutral by 2025.