Lykke Leonardsen is currently the Program Director for Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions in Copenhagen where she is responsible for the development and sharing of Copenhagen’s work on creating a liveable city.
She has worked for the city of Copenhagen for nearly 20 years – in many different fields. This has included neighborhood regeneration, urban planning, parks and nature conservation and waste – and storm water management. As part of her work, she has been the driving force in the development of the Climate Adaptation Plan and the Cloudburst Management Plan for Copenhagen – a city wide plan for controlling storm water in a 100 year storm – by using both green and grey surface infrastructure. The plan aims to use climate change adaptation for creating a greener and more liveable city. She has been instrumental in developing a strategy for integrating urban nature into the plan.
Currently she is cooperating internationally with cities such as New York and Washington DC on sharing knowledge from Copenhagen’s work with the Cloudburst Management Plan. Lykke holds two Master’s degrees: one from Københavns Universitet as an archaeologist and the other in Public Policy from Roskilde University.