Medical association housing
" In 1853, Copenhagen suffered a cholera epidemic. Afterwards, it was clear that something had to be done about public health in the capital. The Danish Medical Association raised funds to build a row of inexpensive, but sanitary, dwellings for the general public…
Slum's fight for survival
When we got a flat on the Brumleby estate [in 1958], my father was afraid to tell his workmates at the Nordhavn shipyard", said one resident of the estate. By its centenary, Brumleby had only a bad reputation as a near-slum of crime and poverty. The local authority wanted to replace the buildings with modern housing that would attract better tax payers. But the residents were called to arms by the repeated demolition threats through the 1970s and 1980s. After sustained protest by a united neighbourhood, the buildings were preserved. From 1990 to 1996, the Brumleby estate underwent extensive refurbishment in consultation with the residents. Together with the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Øksnehallen, in 1997, Brumleby received the Europa Nostra Award for conservation and refurbishment. "
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