Regional development

Well-being in Danish Cities

Published on November 07, 2016

The report provides a comprehensive picture of well-being in the major Danish cities, by looking at a wide range of dimensions that shape people’s lives.  It contains both objective and subjective indicators meant to help policy makers, citizens and other stakeholders to better understand living conditions not only among cities but also among the different neighbourhoods within cities. This information can help policy makers build a development strategy based on well-being metrics, and choose the courses of action that will make the most difference in people’s lives.


Executive summary
Well-being in cities: Rationale and definitions
The geography of well-being in Danish cities
Well-being inside the city
Towards a wider use of well-being metrics for cities and regions: Challenges and way forward
Well-being snapshots of Danish cities
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highlights presentation & country snapshot

Measuring local well-being for policymaking 


further reading

How's Life in Your Region?  

OECD  Regional Well-Being website

Regional Development

OECD & Cities