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As Mayor I am delighted to welcome you to Odense.
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To Play is to Live - A new vision for Odense
Odense has a strong focus on culture, business, a vibrant student life and many parks and green areas which bring a pleasant atmosphere to the city.
We want to work and play our way to growth and improving the quality of life in Odense.
We’re innovative when it comes to nurturing the settings for learning, innovation, development and growth.
We want to enhance the possibilities for development in the lives of children and adults.
We want to demonstrate wide-reaching social responsibility.
We wish to strengthen all relationships and provide support whenever new ideas are born and developed.
We wish to make a common effort to significantly increase our quality of life and prosperity.
We think big and take an all-encompassing approach – in our international relationships as well.
We are developing a sustainable and healthy city. We take care of one another and our environment.
All this is part of our efforts to achieve the good life – that should be lived in Odense.
This will mean that by 2017 Odense is known as a playful city, where we dare to experiment.
A city that establishes strong partnerships between everyone who wants to contribute to the quality of life and growth – in the areas where new and offbeat ideas emerge and converge. And the most sustainable city in Denmark.
To Play Is to Live. That’s what we say – and what we do.
Anker Boye, Mayor of Odense