Interactive map exposes marginalised areas
An interactive map of Copenhagen has been launched to aid the City CouncilÂ’s efforts in tackling marginalised areas of the city.
The map gives users the opportunity to view the city according to a variety of social and economic factors such as education, income and average living space.
The map is intended as a way to help city councillors make decisions about which areas of the city are most in need of help.
It allows users to investigate what the average income, educational levels, ethnic background and housing standards in areas of the city.
And with the option to zoom as well as seeing historical data from the past 15 years, socio-economic trends in the city become easily identifiable, helping politicians make policy decisions.
The map has been launched following a City CouncilÂ’s report this September that identified six marginalised areas of the city that need extra help.
The city is due to debate the proposals in the report which aim to lift their standard of living to that of the rest of the city by offering necessary services and facilities they lack and improving education and employment opportunities.
In the councilÂ’s report, they argue that while the city is attracting up to 1,000 new residents a month, spurring the development of new neighbourhoods, social problems are becoming increasingly concentrated in certain neighbourhoods.
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