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.

  •  knowledge society

The Times: How Stockholm is leading the way for smart cities

"Being smart is about working in a smarter way with different partners and empowering citizens" says Anna König Jerlmyr in this 'future cities' supplement for The Times.

publication

publication date: 13-06-2019

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Clone Cologne – CIVITAS study visit success story

Learning how Cologne (Germany) is fighting its air quality issues and moving towards decarbonisation was at the core of a recent CIVITAS study visit to the city.

news

publication date: 07-06-2019

  •  environment
  •  mobility

European Energy Innovation: The e-mobilty revolution

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, shares thoughts on the potential impacts of é-mobility in cities.

publication

publication date: 07-06-2019

  •  knowledge society

SCIS Webinar – Connect to Europe’s best smart city projects

On 27 June, SCIS will host a webinar to present its objectives and how this platform can help you or your members/partners in your initiatives and projects The webinar will take place from 11:00 to 12:00 CET (Brussels time).

event

start date: 27-06-2019
end date: 27-06-2019

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

UFGC: Cities inspiring green innovation

The city of Stockholm has committed to become fossil fuel free by 2040 – with the city administration anticipating to achieve this feat for its own services by 2030. Anna König Jerlmyr, the recently elected mayor of Stockholm, says that climate was notably a top issue for voters in the campaign. It’s also an area of key importance to König Jerlmyr herself, who plans to tackle other environmental challenges, such as reducing plastic use and waste.

publication

publication date: 03-06-2019

  •  mobility

news

publication date: 29-05-2019

  •  knowledge society

Government Europa: Smart city citizen engagement the key to future development

Government Europa spoke to Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of EUROCITIES, about how Europe can implement smart city solutions and help governments to offer dynamic living solutions for the future.

publication

publication date: 28-05-2019

Smart Energy Solutions: what's keeping cities from implementing?

What's keeping cities from implementing Smart Energy Solutions? Be a part of our replication workshops in Brussels to find out!

event

start date: 20-06-2019
end date: 20-06-2019

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Join the New Mobility Services Seminar on 3 June 2019 in Helmond!

Monday 3 June 2019 from 10.00 - 14.30h the New Mobility Services initiative - part of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities - organises a vibrant seminar about large-scale deployment of new mobility services in a smart city context.

event

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

  •  mobility

CIVITAS Study visit: Braga's achievements in cleaner mobility

In the frame of a study visit organised by the CIVITAS project, experts from the cities of Kilkìs, Kruševac, Vila Nova de Gaia and Guimarães got to know why the city of Braga should brag about herself.

news

publication date: 14-05-2019