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.

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  •  economy
  •  environment
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  •  mobility

Agile cities: how are cities adapting to the fourth industrial revolution?

In September 2018, the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization of the World Economic Forum has released a report on the adaptation of urban landscapes and administrations to the fourth industrial revolution.

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publication date: 17-10-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EIP-SCC Marketplace Matchmaking November 14, Barcelona

During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, the EIP-SCC is organising a Matchmaking on November 14. This initiative is designed to facilitate interactions between actors in urban development smart initiatives and the financial sector through one-to-one discussions of approximately half-an-hour.

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start date: 14-11-2018
end date: 14-11-2018

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Smart with a Heart: Bringing Together the Smart City Community in Stavanger

From 25-27 September 2018, the fourth Nordic Edge Expo & Conference took place in Stavanger, Norway. The Nordic Edge is an annual event showcasing the latest innovative solutions from the Smart City community and thus the ideal meeting place for the project partners of the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme. 4500 visitors from all across Europe and even beyond attended this three-day event to present outcomes, exchange knowledge and meet with project partners. Apart from...

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publication date: 15-10-2018

  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

Fair of European Innovators in Cultural Heritage: registrations open!

The Fair is a wonderful occasion to see how the EU is promoting research & innovation in cultural heritage, fostering creativity and new connections across countries. The event will build on the results of the 'Heritage and Innovation' conference and will focus on the next steps and contributions to the EU Action Plan on Cultural Heritage.

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start date: 15-11-2018
end date: 16-11-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

ITS European Congress in the Brainport region of Eindhoven-Helmond

The Brainport region forms part of Europe’s technological backbone and enjoys global recognition as a centre for innovation and automotive solutions. With the theme of this Congress, “Fulfilling ITS promises”, we want to show what ITS can do and how we can reach forward to fully exploit the potential of smart mobility in modern day Europe.

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start date: 03-06-2019
end date: 06-06-2019

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publication date: 24-09-2018

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Major cities celebrate EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

EUROCITIES members from north to south have taken part in Europe's campaign for sustainable urban mobility. Between 16 and 22 September, they brought to life this year's theme of multimodality with innovative activities promoting different forms of transport.

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publication date: 21-09-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Building Social Europe - flagship conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary since the proclamation of the European Pillar of social rights, EU, national and local decision makers will gather in Lisbon for a 2-days conference, together with social partners, civil society and academia.

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start date: 29-11-2018
end date: 30-11-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Building Social Europe - flagship conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary since the proclamation of the European Pillar of social rights, EU, national and local decision makers will gather in Lisbon for a 2-days conference, together with social partners, civil society and academia.

event

start date: 29-11-2018
end date: 30-11-2018

  •  mobility

Highlights from the Burgas mobility forum

When EUROCITIES mobility forum met in Burgas on 10-12 September, over 70 participants from 25 cities addressed the theme 'Smart mobility: a clever move'. Here are some of the highlights – from urban mobility frameworks to parking strategies.

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publication date: 13-09-2018