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Copenhagen As A Smart City


  • Crina Veronica CRISTEA
  • Daniel ALEXANDRU
  • Darko SULESKI
  • Alexandru BIRSAN


When talking about smart cities, one must mention Copenhagen which was nominated several times as one of the Smartest Cities. Nonetheless, we must take into consideration that, in general, these rankings have various and limited standards since they either evaluate certain areas of a Smart City or they compare Copenhagen to different other cities. The present paper will focus on Copenhagen in an all-round undertaking. Therefore, the article will try to find answers to two important questions: “Is Copenhagen a Smart City?” and “What makes Copenhagen smart?”. By evaluating Copenhagen, this paper follows its trail on development and at the same time offer a suitable Smart City model that can be used as a template in smart developing of cities around the world, including Bucharest. Having current literature as a starting point, scholars developed a new interesting Smart City model. This model helps differentiate short-term and long-term Smart City success factors. The two distinct perspectives are explained in detail making them suitable for any Smart City. Based on this model researchers examine the long-term success factors of the Smart City Copenhagen. A quantitative analysis is considered as relevant for the subject in discussion. Therefore, several factors combine and reveal key success factors in Copenhagen, for instance the collaboration between the municipality and the citizens and the mentality of the society. In order to further develop as a Smart City, Copenhagen needs to focus on cooperation within and across municipalities and also strengthen public-private partnerships.

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  • Crina Veronica CRISTEA & Daniel ALEXANDRU & Darko SULESKI & Alexandru BIRSAN, 2015. "Copenhagen As A Smart City," Proceedings of the INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE, Faculty of Management, Academy of Economic Studies, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 9(1), pages 622-632, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:rom:mancon:v:9:y:2015:i:1:p:622-632

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