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

event

start date: 25-03-2019
end date: 26-03-2019

  •  knowledge society

Forbes interview: Anna Lisa Boni

Forbes sat down with Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, to hear her thoughts on a range of urban strategies.

publication

publication date: 07-02-2019

  •  knowledge society

Cities Today: European cities look to scale solutions through Sharing Cities project

Bernadett Köteles-Degrendele, Smart Cities Project Coordinator, EUROCITIES, discusses the benefits to people of cities working together to scale-up smart city solutions through lighthouse projects, such as Sharing Cities.

publication

publication date: 22-01-2019

  •  environment
  •  mobility

Last chance to join H2020 PROSPECT peer-learning cycles on innovative financing

The third and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! This is the last opportunity for regional and local authorities to join our peer-to-peer learning community and discover how to finance and implement sustainable energy and climate action plans using innovative schemes.

news

publication date: 21-01-2019

Webinar on active involvement of citizens for energy saving

The Sharing Cities programme will host a webinar on the Digital Social Market (DSM) in Lisbon, an online engagement platform on Thursday 17 January 2019, 15:00-16:00 (CET, Brussels time).

event

start date: 17-01-2019
end date: 17-01-2019

  •  economy
  •  environment

event

start date: 19-02-2019
end date: 20-02-2019

  •  mobility

EUROCITIES takes part in the European Day of Persons with Disabilities 2018

EUROCITIES together with city representatives from Stuttgart and Toulouse took part in the EU conference to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3-4 December 2018.

news

publication date: 10-12-2018

  •  knowledge society

event

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