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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event

start date: 28-03-2019
end date: 28-03-2019

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event

start date: 27-03-2019
end date: 29-03-2019

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event

start date: 24-01-2019
end date: 25-01-2019

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publication

publication date: 04-12-2018

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  •  environment

High-Level Conference: EU Research and Innovation in our daily life

The European Parliament and the European Commission are organizing a joint conference taking place on November 27 and titled: 'EU Research and Innovation in our daily life'. The event will take place in Brussels and will be focusing on how the 200 billion euros invested over the past 30 years have affected citizens' daily life.The conference will bring together researchers and politicians to reflect on past and present achievements and will focus on the following areas: health and...

event

start date: 27-11-2018
end date: 27-11-2018

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What do two data officers have to say about GDPR?

With the Smart City Expo World Congress currently taking place in Barcelona, we wanted to delve into one of the hot smart city topics that EUROCITIES will be exploring in more detail with our members in the coming months.

news

publication date: 13-11-2018

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news

publication date: 08-11-2018

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news

publication date: 08-11-2018