Faculty Advisor

Bianchi, Frederick W.

Faculty Advisor

Jarvis, Susan M.

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark


Climate change has exacerbated flooding by increasing the intensity and frequency of rain in Copenhagen. The city’s districts of Amager Øst and Amager Vest experience damages due to excess rainfall and uniformly low elevation. In order to decrease runoff without replacing the old sewer system, the municipality is encouraging residents to manage rainwater locally. The installation and use of green solutions to reduce rainwater runoff can also encourage community interaction. For this project we designed a green plan for a courtyard in Islands Brygge, a neighborhood in Amager Vest, to serve as a model for other housing complexes. In addition, to encourage other residents to utilize green strategies, we designed two webpages to make our research and design accessible to the public.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

May 2016

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

Advisor Department

Electrical and Computer Engineering