The Danish capital placed first in a recent global ‘smart’ cities index . But in Copenhagen, technology is first and foremost at work to enhance the pleasure of life.
Sweden’s capital has committed itself to become fossil fuel free by 2040. First imperative: to decarbonise transport.
Electric vehicles demand new sales channels, especially given that their target ownership is first and foremost city-dwellers. In Sweden, Renault has recently opened a store in one of the capital’s shopping malls. It’s an example that is already being emulated.
Following in the footsteps of Arne Jacobsen, considered the father of Danish functionalism and Jørn Utzon, designer of the celebrated Sydney Opera House, comes a new generation of Danish architects who are remodelling Copenhagen and raising their international profile.
With Denmark’s capital continuing to attract more young people and families, the municipality’s urban planners must abide by strict constraints. Because the city has committed to becoming carbon neutral by 2025.
The New York-based NGO believes that resilience – physical, climate-related, social, and economic – can only be developed by complete cooperation with local communities.
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Connected, sustainable, but also inclusive: the cities of tomorrow are springing up each and every day, right across France. At the forefront are the 21 industrial demonstrators of urban sustainability where the French state, local communities and private firms are trialling the most innovative solutions. So that the “smart city – French style” can take its place amongst great French exports on the world stage.
To become a “smart nation”, the city-state does not skimp on ambitions or means. French industrialists and researchers come, in increasing numbers, to test their innovations here.
Lead, stakeholders, projects… each industrial demonstrator or urban sustainability is explained by way of identification card.
Rêve de Scènes Urbaines (RSU)n the industrial demonstrator at Plaine Commune, works ont the building of a city that is sustainable and inclusive but also adaptable, within the existing urban fabric.