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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Cities to put the heart in smart - Nordic Edge Expo

On 25-27 September, the city of Stavanger in Norway will host Nordic Edge Expo 2018. The theme will be ‘smart with a heart’ – remembering that smart cities are about citizens first.

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start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 29-09-2018

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Cities4Europe - Campaign launch

On 7 May, in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, EUROCITIES is organising the European launch event of the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign.

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publication date: 24-04-2018

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DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER: Conference and European Parliament cocktail reception

"Get going! Tackling congestion in Europe and beyond"

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publication date: 20-04-2018

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SUMPthing’s UP in Sofia – new CIVITAS video series launched

SUMP stories, a new video series launched in the framework of SUMPS UP, has hit Youtube with its first instalment this month.

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publication date: 19-04-2018

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Cities4Europe - Interview with the Mayor of Oulu and the Mayor of Strasbourg

The Mayor of Oulu, Päivi Laajala and the Mayor of Strasbourg Roland Ries have answered our questions on the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' campaign.

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publication date: 17-04-2018

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start date: 16-05-2018
end date: 16-05-2018

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Mapping change - a new way to explore GDC signatories

Even wonder what your neighbours are getting up to?

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publication date: 13-04-2018

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KSF Spring meeting next Monday! Livestream available!

There are only a few days left until the KSF Spring meeting hosted by the city of Ghent, 'Transparency in a city of people’.

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publication date: 11-04-2018

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Highlights of our economic development forum: ‘people, firms, places’

On 26-28 March, our economic development forum (EDF) met in Braga Portugal to discuss the role of cities in the knowledge economy. 100 participants from over 45 cities, including 11 elected city politicians, shared expertise during these three days on smart and inclusive growth, investments and translating Sustainable Development Goals into local actions; focusing on SDG 8 ‘decent work and economic growth’ and SDG 9 ‘industry, innovation and infrastructure’.

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publication date: 29-03-2018

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What future for cities?

The second session of our Brussels-based series ‘Imagine the Urban Future’ will take place on 25 April, and we have some impressive speakers lined up:

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publication date: 28-03-2018