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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EU Digital Cities Challenge launched

On 10 October 2017, during the European Week of Regions and Cities, the European Commission (DG GROW and DG REGIO) and the Committee of the Regions launched the Digital Cities Challenge. The Challenge invites cities in Europe to improve the life of their citizens through the development and implementation of digital policies.

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publication date: 12-10-2017

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KSF - GDC conference: Imagine the Urban Future. Brussels, 23 January 2018

EUROCITIES Knowledge Society forum and the Green Digital Charter invite you to their annual event that looks to the trends, technologies and challenges that will shape the future European cities.

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start date: 23-01-2018
end date: 23-01-2018

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EUROCITIES standards & interoperability management guide

Smart cities are based on a holistic approach to urban planning. Yet, the main standardisation bodies at national, European and international level have been created and controlled by industrialists and governments working in a more siloed way. By being involved from the beginning of the standardisation process, city authorities will be able to push for the creation of open standards, without hindering innovation, for a more fair and multi-vendor market which will drastically reduce both...

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publication date: 10-10-2017

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Save the date: Blisscity – The Smart City Convention Germany - 21-22 November 2017

Blisscity [blisiti] is the first German smart city convention featuring seminal speeches on various challenges for urban infrastructure and society. Participants will have the opportunity to hear distinguished speakers from leading German businesses, industry associations, and international smart communities.

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start date: 21-11-2017
end date: 22-11-2017

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IRIS new flagship project : Nice, Utrecht and Gothenburg are the newest European ‘lighthouse’ cities

Across Europe, cities are accelerating their transformation towards cleaner, friendlier places able to respect and use resources more efficiently. IRIS - Integrated and Replicable solutions for co-creation in Sustainable cities - is proud to be identified at the forefront of this change and announce itself as the newest addition to the European Commission Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) lighthouse projects

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publication date: 28-09-2017

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mySMARTLife newsletter: subscribe to receive updates on a new concept for Smart Life and Economy

Use of renewables and urban platforms are at the heart of this H2020 'lighthouse' project, in which 6 out of 7 cities are members of EUROCITIES (full or associated members).

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publication date: 22-09-2017

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SAVE THE DATE: The CityScope experience – a showcase into digital city science - 28 September

Citizen participation in the digital age – urban data and their exploitation for city development

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start date: 28-09-2017
end date: 28-09-2017

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news

publication date: 20-09-2017

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SAVE THE DATE: Open debate on the future of transports – 11 October 2017

On 11 October (15.00 – 17.00), the TRAN Committee of the European Parliament will open its doors to citizens for an open debate on the future of transports in Europe.

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publication date: 20-09-2017

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start date: 16-11-2017
end date: 16-11-2017