Copenhagen is the world’s smartest city
28 November 2017
Copenhagen is ranked the world’s “smartest city” by the startup EasyPark Group that has conducted an extensive survey of the cities most prepared for the future
Analysing over 500 cities worldwide and questioning over 20.000 journalists, EasyPark Group has created a Smart City Index ranking the cities that are most prepared for the future.
On this list, Copenhagen takes the first place due to factors such as the city’s healthy start-up ecosystem and sustainable profile. Additionally, Copenhagen receives top scores in the following categories:
- Smart building
- Business ecosystem
- Digitalization of government
- Citizen participation
- Smartphone penetration
- Expert perception of how the city is getting smarter.
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What define a smart city
On its webpage, EasyPark describes the factors that define a smart city.
“We discovered that such a city should be digitalized first and foremost—with 4G, plentiful Wi-Fi hotspots and high smartphone usage ... A smart city is sustainable, with a focus on clean energy and environmental projection. In addition, there is excellent online access to governmental services and a high level of citizen participation” , writes EasyPark
Copenhagen: A leading green city
With the goal of becoming 100% carbon-neutral by 2025, Copenhagen takes the lead when it comes to investing in clean energy. Among others, Copenhagen is investing in busses that run on clean fuels, green cloudburst solutions and infrastructure for cyclists across Greater Copenhagen.
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The top 10 “smartest” cities according to EasyPark
- Copenhagen, Denmark
- Stockholm, Sweden
- Zurich, Switzerland
- Boston, Massachusetts
- Tokyo, Japan
- San Francisco, California
- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Geneva, Switzerland
- Melbourne, Australia
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How can we help your company?
If you want to know more about investing or starting up business in Greater Copenhagen, please contact: Director for Investment Promotion at Copenhagen Capacity, Marianna Lubanski, via email or mobile phone +45 30 46 36 40