Helena Šlogar – Libertas International University, Trg J. F. Kennedy 6b, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Goran Bandov – University of Zagreb, Trg Republike Hrvatske 14, HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

Tomislav Čakanić – University College of International Relations and Diplomacy Dag Hammarskjöld, Trg J. F. Kennedy 6b,
HR-10000 Zagreb, Croatia

 DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2020.253

6th International Conference – ERAZ 2020 – KNOWLEDGE BASED SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT,  Online/virtual, May 21, 2020, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

Published by: Association of Economists and Managers of the Balkans – Belgrade, Serbia

Conference partners: Faculty of Economics and Business, Mediterranean University, Montenegro; University of National and World Economy – Sofia, Bulgaria; Faculty of Commercial and Business Studies – Celje, Slovenia; Faculty of Applied Management, Economics and Finance – Belgrade, Serbia

ISSN 2683-5568, ISBN 978-86-80194-33-2, DOI: https://doi.org/10.31410/ERAZ.2020



The concept of sustainable cities is based on a development paradigm that recognizes the
rapid growth of urban population and makes an important contribution by forming a global urban
plan. Sustainable city is organized in order to emphasize the importance of people and their needs. This
paper will define what sustainable city is and show how certain innovative elements have been introduced
in Copenhagen in order to achieve city sustainability. In that regard, an overview of innovative
urban solutions in the context of environmental protection will be given. A comparative analysis of the
achievement of the SDG 11 objective – Sustainable Cities and Sustainable Communities in Copenhagen
will be carried out in relation to the other European Union capitals. The aim of this research is to determine
whether Copenhagen is a sustainable city and how sustainable cities contribute to promoting
the sustainable development goals. Finally, proposals will be made to achieve those objectives for other
cities, based on the results achieved by the City of Copenhagen.

Key words

Sustainable development, Sustainable city, Copenhagen, Environmental protection, Urbanism
and urban revitalization.


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