Every year, Monocle’s Liveable Cities Index takes an in-depth look at life in cities around and in the 2021 index, Copenhagen has come out 1st place.
The Danish word of the year in 2020, samfundssind (in English, community spirit) is highlighted as a part of the reason for Copenhagen’s Stronghold throughout the last year. Community spirit was first encouraged by the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, in Marsh 2020, and has since become synonymous with initiatives like the Michelin-star chefs cooking for the homeless, fine-dining restaurants launching more affordable and accessible initiatives and museums and attractions serving as Kindergartens for the Copenhagen children.
Monocle additionally highlights the new City Circle Line metro opening in 2020 and making new areas of the city more easy to reach as well as the clean harbor, where the locals have been swimming year-round.
According to Monocle's editor Andrew Tuck, “Copenhagen is one of those cities where there is a real ambition to deliver a better quality of life for everyone.” “The ambitions around creating a cleaner environment are best in class and the city is reaping the rewards of years of urban investment,” he adds.
With the constant changes and challenges that has marked life all around the globe in 2020 and 2021, Monocle has updated their metrics and focused on which cities have shown great skill at preserving the quality of life for the citizens.
Find more info on the Monocle Liveability Index and Copenhagen’s ranking here.