A smart city is a healthier, cleaner and more efficient place to live according to Smart Cities Index 2019 by EasyPark Group, who has named Copenhagen the fourth smartest city in the world.
In a new study, EasyPark Group analysed 500 cities worldwide for a total of 24 factors and ranked the top 100 to determine the cities that manage their assets and resources most efficiently – making them truly smart cities.
Copenhagen comes fourth place, surpassed only by Oslo, Bergen and Amsterdam.
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. “Green transport targets two major challenges; carbon emissions as well as air pollution in the big cities. Denmark has set the ambitious goal of becoming entirely free of fossil fuels by 2050. This offers ideal conditions for the development and distribution of new green solutions in the transport sector”, Claus Lønborg, CEO, Copenhagen Capacity
Smart mobility, sustainability and cyber security
The definition of a smart city is continuously evolving as discoveries emerge that improve our standard of living – but it is a place that provides a healthy, clean and efficient lifestyle.
With new criteria and updated findings, the Smart City Index 2019 provides granular level data on behavioural habits and government investments from cities around the world, including:
- Provision of Smart Parking & Smart Mobility
- Recycling Rate
- Infrastructure Investment
- E-Charge Spots
- Business and Blockchain Ecosystem
- Cyber Security
- Sustainability Index
Top 10 smartest cities in the world
Source: Copenhagen Capacity