A group of 50 engineers, architects and urban planning professionals from the Copenhagen Urban Network met with New Orleans professionals and city leaders last month during a dinner at the Garden District home of the honorary consul of Denmark, John F. Fay Jr., and his wife, Christina. Ben C. Gerwick, Inc./COWI, a civil and structural consulting firm, was a co-host of the event.

The Danish delegation was in New Orleans for a study tour. The cities of Copenhagen and New Orleans share many urban planning and city sustainability issues, and the group studied firsthand how New Orleans is handling those issues in the wake of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.