Small and medium-sized towns in Denmark.

ESPON TOWN DENMARK final report. Spin-off to ESPON TOWN.



Politecnico di Torino

Loris Antonio Servillo, Elisabetta Vitale Brovarone, Giorgia Demichelis

University of Copenhagen

Christian Fertner, Høgni Kalsø Hansen, Lars Winther, Niels Boje Growth

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Research project


Looking for new activities and attractions to maintain vibrant town centres and develop appealing urban areas

This study provides supporting knowledge and evidence on the state and development of SMSTs in Denmark by using detailed datasets and by conducting an in-depth analysis of the local context . Based on a quantitative data-driven analysis, it describes the main characteristics of SMSTs in Denmark, how they differ from each other and what role various aspects including tourism and services play. Furthermore, it presents a short update of SMST research as well as a recap of recent Danish policies related to SMSTs. Finally, it provides perspectives on Denmark’s SMSTs within a European policy context.