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
  •  mobility

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publication date: 24-05-2018

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  knowledge society

From Temporary to Cosmopolitan Citizenship: call for papers

The European Journal of Creative Practices in Cities and Landscapes has launched a call for papers for its first edition.

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publication date: 24-05-2018

  •  environment

EU Green Week calls for green cities for a greener future

Cities across Europe are committed to the transition to a greener, more sustainable and inclusive future by working with citizens and collaborating in partnerships.

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publication date: 23-05-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Europe on the Move: Safe, connected and clean mobility

On 17 May, the European Commission released its third and final set of legislative proposals for mobility. Transport is now the largest source of emissions in the EU, and accounts for 25,000 road fatalities per year and contributes to 400,000 premature deaths from air pollution.

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publication date: 17-05-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Autumn Mobility Forum

EUROCITIES mobility forum will focus on smart cities / smart mobility.

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start date: 10-09-2018
end date: 12-09-2018

  •  mobility

Don`t forget to register! 9th International Cities for Mobility Congress

Only six weeks to go until the 9th International Cities for Mobility Congress (17-19 June) in Stuttgart.

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publication date: 09-05-2018

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

The EUROCITIES speakers for the ICF Global Summit 2018 are confirmed

As already announced, EUROCITIES is a partner of this years' ICF Global Summit held in London and our speakers are now confirmed.

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publication date: 07-05-2018

  •  knowledge society

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals on eTranslation, eDelivery and eInvoicing

Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals by 18 September 2018.

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publication date: 04-05-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Smart City Seminars, 20 June, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

On 20 June 2018, the City of Gothenburg invites to share inventive thoughts of world-leading innovators and renowned specialists on the topics of digitalisation, mobility, autonomous vehicles and circular economy, and how these affect the urban development of smart cities. One of the Smart City Seminars will be moderated by Jack Ewing, Journalist at The New York Times.

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start date: 20-06-2018
end date: 20-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

Highlights from the KSF spring meeting in Ghent

The EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum met in Ghent on 16-18 April to discuss practices, initiatives and innovative tools adopted by cities to engage with citizens, creating new forms of democracy in the digital age. The forum attracted over 60 participants from 42 cities and organisations.

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publication date: 27-04-2018