Copenhagen is Denmark's only major city and also the capital of the country, with the parliament, government and monarchy all situated in the heart of the city. The city is also home of headquarters of large commercial and financial enterprises as well as a number of organisations.
Copenhagen is the centre of an extensive metropolitan area and the Øresund Region, with a population and workforce transcending local, regional and national boundaries. Copenhagen is also a local authority for over 500,000 inhabitants, who demand efficient, high quality local authority services.
Copenhageners care for their city, and no changes take place without lively public debate. Copenhagen is in the process of changing its look as we enter a new century. With the departure of the armed forces, the port industry and the traditional manufacturing trades from the inner city, attractive new sites are becoming available to the resident population. Sites which can be used for new housing, cultural institutions and modern jobs and services.
We are looking to the future, building for the future – whilst simultaneously preserving our city's historical heritage. The city is still a cosy, intimate and peaceful city where traces of the past centuries are still visible in its buildings, squares and streets. For further information go to: http://www3.kk.dk/
Copenhagen has been a Healthy City since 1988, and thereby has a long standing commitment to public health. The participation in the Healthy Cities-project has facilitated many of the achievements in Copenhagen. During this period Copenhagen has sought to live up to the requirements of the different phases. Thus, Copenhagen has elaborated two City Health Development Plans and three City Health Profiles by now. These have been valuable instruments for identifying the challenges for the City of Copenhagen and how to address them. Furthermore, a structure has been created across the different standing committees of the city’s administrations – in form of setting goals for public health as well as implementing them. Finally, Copenhagen has given increased attention to the task of monitoring the outcomes of the public health initiatives.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 December 2007 11:30