smart cities

Urban performance is no longer just dependant on a city's hard infrastructure – its 'physical capital' - but increasingly on the availability and quality of communication and social resources. 

The concept of a ‘smart city’ is now being used to describe modern urban competitiveness and highlight the growing importance of social and environmental capital in profiling the attractiveness of a city.

Certain enablers play a key role in this debate, such as information and communication technologies (ICTs) and a move towards an efficient use and consumption of energy.

We are working to integrate different aspects of the current debate. In our view, a smart city must be a good place to live, offering the best possible quality of life with the lowest possible use of resources.

Our work supports developments towards a healthy, energy-efficient city that uses renewable energy sources as much as possible, and is a pioneer in the deployment of advanced smart and ICT-based technologies.

A smart city is also an inclusive place, using technology and innovative solutions to improve social inclusion and combat poverty and deprivation.

  •  knowledge society

KSF Policy update: review of the Public Sector Information directive

Public sector information is a large source of information in the EU and a critical asset for the development of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

news

publication date: 15-06-2018

  •  mobility

Apply now for the CIVITAS Awards 2018

Europe's top sustainable urban mobility awards are open for applications. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance of winning a prestigious prize for their clean urban transport initiatives.

news

publication date: 14-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

EIP-SCC General Assembly

The EIP-SCC General Assembly is taking place from 27-28 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

event

start date: 27-06-2018
end date: 28-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

Espoo awarded 2018 Intelligent Community of the Year

"Espoo's holistic philosophy of humanizing every aspect of its technology and teaching innovation as a way of life was extremely impressive. Espoo's citizen engagement rates are extremly high, which democracies needs, and its economic output speaks for itself.", said ICF co-founder Lou Zacharilla

news

publication date: 08-06-2018

  •  mobility

Register now for EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

This year's campaign for sustainable mobility is taking multimodal transport as its theme and calling all cities organising activities between 16-22 September to register them online now.

news

publication date: 08-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES forum leaflet 2018 - knowledge

A leaflet featuring the activities of EUROCITIES knowledge society forum

publication

publication date: 07-06-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens: call for citizens to have their say

This campaign, launched last month, wants people to help change the way politics is done in Europe by coming up with ideas for a better future and completing this sentence: 'My Europe in 2030 will be .....'

news

publication date: 06-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 25-09-2018

  •  knowledge society

25 Years of Working with Cities on ICT

The internet has such a grip on everyday life that it is hard to imagine, or recall, a world without it. As recently as 2001, many established businesses were still wondering if it was worthwhile having a presence online.

news

publication date: 01-06-2018

  •  mobility

CREATE final conference - 'Get going! Tackling congestion in Europe and beyond'

Highlights from the CREATE final conference and cocktail reception at the European Parliament

news

publication date: 29-05-2018