The Master Class
The annual Copenhagenize Master Class offers an intensive three-day immersion in Copenhagen – the City of Cyclists – with the goal of preparing 20-30 passionate individuals from around the world for the most-effective transformation of our cities into bicycle-friendly urban centres.
Over three intensive and rewarding days participants experience every aspect of the world's most bicycle-friendly city. Copenhagen is an obvious choice for this immersion. The winding streets in the medieval city centre are one thing, but the majority of this sprawling European capital features wide boulevards that might resemble so many other city streets in the world. It is here, like no other city in the world, where inspiration for a bicycle future is strongest, with best practice infrastructure and planning on full display – helping us to create visions of how other cities might move into the 21st Century.
Along with gaining a deep understanding of the ongoing transformation of Copenhagen, the Master Class by Copenhagenize covers innovative topics such as global bicycle urbanism, desire lines and observational analysis, the arrogance of space and dominance of cars, Danish best-practice bicycle infrastructure design, and bicycle communications for the 99%. The annual program is jam-packed with three days of lectures, tours, workshops, guest talks and an exploration of fun and food in Copenhagen.
The Master Class program in a nutshell: The program for the annual Master Class is structured along the following schedule:
We kick-off the week with an evening Meet & Greet at the Copenhagenize Design Co. offices.
Day 1: The day is filled with talks, bike tours and evening activities showcasing the city of Copenhagen – the city of cyclists.
Day 2: In the morning we focus on observation, data and cyclist behaviour through workshops and talks. After lunch we turn to urban development and regional cycling integration.
Day 3: On the third and final day, we look at effective cycling communication and apply design learnings to international examples through talks and workshops.
Should I Apply?
Every year we accept 20-30 passionate individuals with a desire to learn and work actively towards designing Life-Sized Cities with the bicycle leading the way. Past applicants have generally been professionals in planning, engineering and design, public officials, policy-makers, bicycle-focused business people, graduate students, and bicycle advocates. There is, however, no specific requirement.
Part of what makes the Copenhagenize Master Class so special is the fact that we bring together participants with international experience from around the world – people who can inspire each other. When we have a surplus of applicants, we will generally select participants to ensure that we have a broad international group with a diverse professional background.
Don't miss out! Apply for the 2019 session! Early-bird registration will guarantee you a spot.
The Copenhagenize Fellowship
We often say that the lessons from the Master Class by Copenhagenize are universal, that reliable, connected, and intuitive bicycle infrastructure is just as effective in Addis Ababa or Zagreb as it is in the Danish capital.
Now we want to help these lessons get out to a wider audience.
This year we’re happy to announce the Copenhagenize Fellowship, a new program dedicated to increasing the diversity of – and accessibility to our annual Master Class. Through the Copenhagenize Fellowship, we are offering two applicants full participation at the 2019 Master Class in Copenhagen, free of any registration fees. As a part of the 2019 Master Class cohort, Fellowship recipients will learn what makes a truly bicycle-friendly city alongside peers from around the world.
Looking to apply? First, register for the Master Class by Copenhagenize in the below form. Second, submit a two-minute video (via a youtube link) explaining what you would bring to the table if you could join this years Master Class. Send your application video to email@example.com with “FELLOWSHIP!” in the subject line.
Video applications are due by February 1, 2019. Selections will be announced on February 8, 2019. Participants are still expected to cover their own flights and accommodation.
Registration for the Master Class by Copenhagenize runs from November 2018 through to May 2019. Early-bird fees apply for applicants that register and pay before February 1, 2019.
Early-bird fee (November-February): €1400 includes full program, three-day bike rental, materials, food and drinks.
Standard fee (February-June): €1600 includes full program, three-day bike rental, materials, food and drinks.
The Copenhagenize Fellowship (See below): €0 includes full program, three-day bike rental, materials, food and drinks.
If you are interested in attending the 2019 Master Class, please fill out the form below.
*Your personal data entered on this form will be used strictly for planning purposes of the Master Class by Copenhagenize and will not be shared with any third parties.*