Nordic Smart City Network
About the network
The Nordic Smart City Network is a collaboration project between five countries, five capitals, and twenty cities with a common goal: to explore the Nordic way to create livable and sustainable cities.
The Nordic cities have the best preconditions to be global leaders in Smart City development. This is possible due to solid democratic societies that have high social trust, advanced digitalization, high degree of happiness amongst our citizens and great welfare and growth. To stay competitive in the global marked, the Nordic cities can benefit from closer collaboration by sharing experiences and provide each other a critical mass. Learning from each other can save time and make us smarter so resources can be used more effectively to create new innovative solutions.
The network of smart cities will share experiences and knowledge, aiming to make the cities better for the citizen. The focus of the project will be to develop best practices for living labs and urban development. By combining experiences from labs in the five Nordic countries new possibilities can occur such as scalability for Nordic innovative companies and global investments.
Nordic Smart City Network's website demonstrates ways to digitalize cities in the Nordic countries by showing living labs and relevant cases from each city.
People and flows
- Is a Nordic Urban Living Lab project that Copenhagen Solutions lab develops in Copenhagen
Getting knowledge on how new infrastructure (or other changes in the city) influences the Urban flows and how people move around the city as pedestrians or on bikes.
The concrete goal of the pilot project is to collect flow data in connection to the new Metro line stations opening in September 2019 in Copenhagen. We expect that flow data can give the City of Copenhagen a better understanding of the effects of the metro on urban flows. Specifically, we need data about pedestrian and cyclists’ routes to and from the metro stations. The City also need data about obstacles and barriers for these road users in order to improve accessibility and walkability.