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.

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES’s presence at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017

The 2017 edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, that took place from 19 to 25 June, focused on the theme of “Clean Energy for all Europeans”. EUROCITIES took active part in the event.

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publication date: 28-06-2017

  •  knowledge society

Contribute to the study on urban dimensions of digital transition

The ESPON (European Observation Network, Territorial Development and Cohesion) 2020 Cooperation Programme (http://www.espon.eu/main/Menu_About/) has launched a study on urban dimensions of digital transition in Europe.

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publication date: 23-06-2017

  •  knowledge society

Apply for the European Broadband Awards 2017!

The European Commission has launched the 2017 edition of European Broadband Awards conferred to the best projects providing access to high-speed broadband internet in the Europe. The deadline for applications is 7 September 2017 at 16.00 CET.

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publication date: 21-06-2017

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

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start date: 28-06-2017
end date: 28-06-2017

Webinar - Citizen engagement in Lisbon

On 29 June 2017 from 11:00 to 12:30 (Brussels time / CET time), Sharing Cities hosts a webinar on citizen engagement in Lisbon. The presentation will be done by Renata Lajas, Advisor for the Lisbon Deputy Mayor Office of Housing and Local Development.

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start date: 29-06-2017
end date: 29-06-2017

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

Participate in a survey about digitalisation efforts for the urban renewal

The Dutch government collects contributions on the EU initiatives working on digitalisation.

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publication date: 15-06-2017

  •  knowledge society

Local communities to benefit from WiFi4EU Initiative

On 29 May 2017, a political agreement has been reached over the WiFi4EU initiative, which promises high-quality internet access and free Wi-Fi hotspots for 6 000-8 000 European local communities.

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publication date: 09-06-2017

  •  cooperation

WG Creative Citizenship meet in Brussels

The Working Group Creative Citizenship, chaired by Athens with Nantes as vice chair, met on 29 and 30 May in Brussels and continued its work exploring methods and tools for how city authorities can work with citizens to co-create solutions responding to local challenges.

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publication date: 09-06-2017

Webinar: Supporting the recognition of the Silver Economy in Europe in the Digital Era

The Silver Economy Awards is a new initiative to reward ICT-based innovative solutions that improve the lives of European seniors and support the growth of the European Silver Economy.

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start date: 21-06-2017
end date: 21-06-2017

WG Urban Ageing in Gothenburg

The next meeting of the WG Urban Ageing will take place on 23 -24 October in Gothenburg, just before the EUROCITIES Social Affairs Forum. The meeting will start after lunch on the 23 and finish on 24 at the end of the day. The meeting will focus, among other topic, on transport for elderly. More information will be shared closer to the event.

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start date: 23-10-2017
end date: 24-10-2017