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.

  •  mobility

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start date: 09-02-2018
end date: 09-02-2018

  •  economy
  •  environment

Time to apply innovative finance schemes in your city!

Does your city/region have ambitious energy and climate objectives? Are your local/regional strategies and action plans are ready? Is securing other finances without burdening the public budget a problem?

news

publication date: 17-01-2018

  •  environment

European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2018

This year, the 3-day Policy Conference will take place between 5 June and 7 June 2018 in Brussels. The theme of EUSEW 2018 focuses on 'Clean Energy transition'.

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start date: 05-06-2018
end date: 07-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

New video showcases GDC signatory cities at Barcelona Smart City Expo 2017

Bordeaux, Barcelona, Ghent, Nantes, Tampere, Valencia... meet the GDC signatory cities that were present at Europe's largest smart city fair!

news

publication date: 16-01-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

news

publication date: 12-01-2018

  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 23-01-2018
end date: 23-01-2018

  •  knowledge society

European Energy Innovation: Connecting the cities of the future

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, discusses the challenges of ensuring the cities of the future will be citizen focussed.

publication

publication date: 05-01-2018

  •  cooperation

ESOF 2018, Toulouse - Sharing Science: towards new horizons

Created in 2004 by EuroScience, ESOF (EuroScience Open Forum) is the largest interdisciplinary science meeting in Europe and is a unique place to debate on science and innovation and their relations with society. After Stockholm, Munich, Barcelona, Torino, Dublin, Copenhagen and Manchester, Toulouse will host ESOF for its 8th edition under the motto “Sharing Science: towards new horizons” and will become the “European City of Science 2018”.

event

start date: 09-07-2018
end date: 14-07-2018

  •  mobility

Cities for Mobility International Congress

The annual World Congress of “Cities for Mobility” serves as a forum for the exchange of experiences and knowledge between municipal transport experts, scientists and entrepreneurs. It also is a forum to find project partners and to present innovative solutions and initiatives.

event

start date: 17-06-2018
end date: 19-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

Citizens and cities centre stage as EUROCITIES amplifies its members’ voices at the Barcelona Smart City Expo

Citizens are the brain of the city. The more control the brain has over the body, the more efficient and powerful the organism. It is for this reason that the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress, as the focus which united its 600 stands, had citizen engagement and empowerment towards building smart cities.

news

publication date: 20-12-2017