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Alshair Fiyaz | Takes Copenhagen, Denmark into the Future with Model Sustainable Community Bellakvarter

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Thanks to the pioneering work of philanthropist and investor Alshair Fiyaz  Copenhagen, Denmark is emerging as an exemplary world leader in a sustainable city planning.

Fiyaz- a progressive industrialist already renowned in Copenhagen for building many of the city’s landmarks such Magasin Du Nord, the Scandinavian retailer Illum, the Bella Sky Hotel, and the Marriot Copenhagen- is spearheading the build out of a green-energy district in Copenhagen called Bellakvarter, designed to enable the city meet the oncoming challenges of population growth and urban sprawl efficiently and humanely with a large focus on drastically reduces pollution and waste.

Wind turbines are expected to generate 1.2 Million Kilo Watts of power per year.

Earlier this summer, plans were announced for central wind power to serve as the entire neighborhood’s primary energy source. The wind turbines are expected to generate 1.2 Million Kilo Watts of power per year– lessening the city’s reliance on power plants.

One of the project’s major perk is being constructed around the Bella Center, the second-largest conference center in Scandinavia. This will provide Bellakvarter the capability to  accommodate a multitude of residential, business, and shared work/live spaces, building on Its vibrant, bustling community- all powered by green energy. Perhaps this is a good precursor to the future developments to demonstrate that population growth can be tackled by efficient new solutions which don’t compromise prosperity, quality of life, or architectural design.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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The Best Destinations for a Road Trip during COVID-19

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The road trip is a great way to see so many places, but this has never been more relevant than during the times of the COVID-19 pandemic. With planes and trains becoming increasingly dangerous as the virus spreads, hopping in the car is a perfect alternative for a getaway. When you use your own transportation, the options multiply. Plus if you’re comfortable getting on a plane, there are plenty of places you can hit the open road to relax and take on some adventure while enjoying lower numbers of the virus. Here are some of the best destinations for a road trip.

Iceland

Not only is the tiny island country of Iceland a short flight from Europe or the East Coast of the United States, it is one of the best countries for a road trip. It only takes eight days to drive around the entire country, and spreading the itinerary out can make for a leisurely and immersive trip through one of the most beautiful places in the world. With glorious green hills, ocean views, waterfalls, and more, Iceland has it all for those who love the outdoors. Camp or stay in small inns along the way. While you will have to do the mandatory 14-day quarantine, when you are able to hit the road you will enjoy a small population and low COVID-19 numbers.

American Southwest

With the highest numbers of the COVID-19 virus in the world, few international travelers will want to come to the United States. But if you already live in the US and want to take a road trip, the Southwest is a great option. You’ll want to avoid California but with Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, and Texas, you can have wide open space and room to drive to great sites and parks. You have the option to camp or stay in hotels where they’re open. If you don’t have a car, now might be the right time to invest in one with a used auto loan. Then you will be able to enjoy the gorgeous vistas of the Southwest in your new car.

Canada

Canada has a fraction of the US population and a ton of land to work with, which makes it a great option for road tripping. It depends on where you want to go, but there is no shortage of options. You can even take a trip from Montreal to Vancouver and see the whole bottom belt of the country in style. Canada has so much to offer in the way of natural beauty and sites, you won’t have a hard time avoiding people. The travel restrictions are tight, but if you can make it in the country and do the obligatory quarantine, you will have less to worry about.

Australia/New Zealand

Both Australia and New Zealand have strict COVID-19 regulations, which make it a safe place for a getaway. After the 14-day quarantine, you will enjoy low numbers of the virus and wide open spaces. There is a lot of room in these countries to spread out. However, to get into Australia you will need to spend at least two weeks in New Zealand if you’re not a citizen, resident, or immediate family member. Still this provides a variety of avenues to visit Australia and stay safe by driving around the country instead of using public transport. When you follow the rules and be safe, you will have a great opportunity to enjoy these two countries and all the natural beauty they have to offer.

While you may think it isn’t appropriate to travel during the COVID-19 pandemic, life will have to continue at some point. There is no avoiding a return to relative normalcy. If we don’t, the world economy could be in danger of collapsing. Make your travel plans ahead of time and do your best to be safe. If we don’t live our lives and enjoy it while we’re here, what are we doing? It is completely possible to be safe and moral but enjoy yourself. If you feel comfortable traveling, these road trip options provide the ability to stay away from people and enjoy the natural world. It will do all of us a lot of good.

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