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.

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities leading the way on climate action

Cities are climate leaders. 64% of EUROCITIES members have already committed to reach carbon neutrality by 2050. Among them, 12 cities have even committed to reach neutrality before 2040. And climate mitigation is only one side of the coin; 87.5% of our cities have adopted climate adaptation strategies to adapt to the impact of climate change and to protect their citizens.

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publication date: 10-12-2019

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Join a CIVITAS study visit in 2020!

What do Madrid, Szeged, Vinnytsia, Utrecht and Bratislava have in common? These cities are all offering you the opportunity to discover their latest mobility developments and the projects they are implementing for a sustainable urban mobility future in the framework of a CIVITAS study visit in 2020!

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publication date: 09-12-2019

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  •  mobility

Business reporter: Top principles for smarter cities

"The effects of digital transformation are already all around us in our everyday lives, and cities are embracing the benefits," says Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES.

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publication date: 27-11-2019

  •  knowledge society

Cities Today: Ten cities release new guidance on data

EUROCITIES has launched a new publication offering cities guidance on data to help ensure citizens remain in control of their data while at the same time allowing cities to use data-generated knowledge to improve liveability.

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publication date: 27-11-2019

  •  environment

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start date: 30-01-2020
end date: 01-02-2020

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publication date: 18-11-2019

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

Webinar: Build and sustain an online community

We live in the communication age, and yet building and sustaining communities online is a big challenge and one that often falls flat.

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start date: 10-12-2019
end date: 10-12-2019

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Highlights from the Mobility Forum in Uppsala on 21-23 October

“People are not interested in which border they are crossing, they just want to get where they need to.” We could not have found a better way to encapsulate the importance of mobility planning for the wider urban area than these words from Maria Nimvik Stern, Secretary-General of The Council for the Stockholm Mälar Region.

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publication date: 06-11-2019

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publication date: 05-11-2019