The Copenhagen metropolitan 'fingerplan'

A robust urban planning success based on collaborative governance

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The metropolitan region of Copenhagen in Denmark has successfully avoided urban sprawl through a comprehensive public plan initiated more than seventy years ago. Given the well-known challenges to urban planning, it is surprising how successful this so-called Finger Plan has been in governing the process...
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGreat Policy Successes
EditorsMallory Compton, Paul 't Hart
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication dateSep 2019
ISBN (Print)9780198843719
ISBN (Electronic)9780191879432
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2019


  • governance
  • success
  • cocreation
  • planning

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