Smart city and built environment 2016

Copenhagen Street Lab

Copenhagen, Denmark


Public/Private partnership between Cisco, TDC, Citelum and Copenhagen Solutions Lab


Smart city technology

Street lab is described as a city laboratory that allow testing new solutions in the context of the real world. The lab is a central source of knowledge regarding which solutions are functional.

What was tested

Smart parking; Care for city nature; Waste management; Air quality measurements.

Testbed purpose

The aim is to test the solutions for their potentials and limitations to consider which should be scaled to a larger part of the city.


An area of Copenhagen with two highly different profiles, H.C. Andersen Boulevard which is Denmark's most heavily trafficked road with 60,000 cars per day, and Vester Volgate where the environment is characterised by trees, open spaces, broad sidewalks led by the pedestrian principle.

Use cases

  • Testing innovation for verification and proof-of-concept
  • Address market failures or grand challenges

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