Since the time when the laws were made things have changed in Copenhagen however, families are moving further away, more people are staying single and a lot of young people are moving to the city. Copenhagen has become more young, vibrant and full of energy. If you come during Distortion you will experience it yourself first hand. It also makes it more difficult to find the smaller apartments, everyone wants one and there are just not enough around.
The politicians have acknowledged the problem and are discussing how to deal with it but any change to the local building regulations will take time to implement and take effect. In the mean time there is nothing that can really help the reduce the problem, which means that you shouldn’t expect things to change any time soon.
Copenhagen is growing and apparently a single lady
For the past 10 years Copenhagen’s population has been growing and by a lot too. There has been a great move of people in Denmark from the provinces to the urban areas, Copenhagen has been the biggest recipient of new people. Simultaneously, a lot of expats and international students are settling in Denmark as well.
Demographics are changing too; more and more people are staying single and living by themselves than previously where the norm was to move together and establish a family. So, with new homes being too big and thus unaffordable, more people staying single and young people moving to Copenhagen the problem will likely become worse before it’s gets better.