Tingbjerg is a large housing project designed and built from 1950 to 1972 by Steen Eiler Rasmussen as principal architect. It is located in Copenhagen County, 6 km northwest of the center of Copenhagen in Denmark. The area is idyllic in its own green pocket surrounded by Vestvolden and Utterslev Mose. There is plenty of light and air, beautiful nature and rich wildlife. The inhabitants are mixed with Danes and immigrants. Of 6,566 inhabitants, 42% are native Danes, 37% are immigrants and 21% are Danes with immigrant parents.
Violence, Islamization and Racism
There have been several instances of harassment and criminality in Tingbjerg. The local priest (an open homosexual) was harassed by young Muslim males from the neighborhood, and forced to leave his occupation.
Generally speaking, the media tend to exaggerate the problems of the area, which has seen a good progress in recent years.
- Tingbjerg: one neighborhood’s nightmare
- (In Danish: Tingbjerg-præst mobbes)
- "Gang war combatants on speaking terms" (in (Danish)). Politiken.dk. Retrieved August 13, 2010.
- Tingbjerg er et lysende eksempel
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