Vejle’s Resilience Journey

The city of Vejle released its Resilience Strategy on March 17, 2016. Explore the strategy here.

Vejle’s Resilience Story

In February 2016, Vejle launched its resilience strategy with the intent of becoming an innovative front runner, who demonstrates how small cities can solve big problems. Inside this vision, rests the desire to create the best prerequisites for present and future generations by building the capacity to turn challenges into opportunities through broad collaboration and strong partnerships. Over the past 1½ years, internal and external stakeholders have accepted the invitation and are actively working towards developing tomorrow’s resilient Vejle – a cohesive, robust, and sustainable city.

Vejle has initiated the majority of the strategy’s 15 lighthouse projects and more than 80% of the 96 initiatives are either running or have been completed. At the same time, new initiatives have been inspired by and emerged from the original initiatives and the work with resilience in general.

Going forward, Vejle will focus its efforts on citizen engagement, inclusive digitalization and building social resilience. Furthermore, Vejle’s flagship project, Fjord City, a comprehensive climate adaptation and city development project will receive great attention from the municipality in the coming years.

Visit the City of Vejle’s Resilient Vejle Website.

SHOCKS AND STRESSES
  • Aging Infrastructure
  • Aging Population
  • Climate Change
  • Coastal / Tidal Flooding
  • Declining Population / Human Capital Flight
  • Inadequate Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure Failure
  • Lack of Social Cohesion
  • Rainfall Flooding
  • Sea Level Rise / Coastal Erosion
  • Severe Storms
  • Traffic Congestion

Meet The Chief Resilience Officer

Vejle's CRO

Ulla Varneskov has a degree in Political Science, and has worked with the 100 Resilient Cities project since the very beginning in 2015 as a coordinator for social resilience. She took over the role of CRO in June 2017 and plays a major part in ensuring Vejle is on track, when it comes to implementing the strategy and continuing to build Vejle’s capacity for resilience. Ulla has a background in community empowerment, disadvantaged housing areas, vulnerable groups and integration policy.

Snapshot of Vejle

  • 52,500

    POPULATION AS OF 2013

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