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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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...

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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.

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publication date: 13-11-2018

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publication date: 08-11-2018

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publication date: 08-11-2018

  •  environment
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start date: 09-11-2018
end date: 09-11-2018

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The Dutch and Smart Cities: shaping the future by challenging today

From the 13th till the 15th of November, the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona kicks off! A Dutch delegation of companies, knowledge institutes and governments, including Amsterdam Smart City, visits the event as part of a Smart City mission. There will be more than 200 participants from the Netherlands. On Monday November 12th the business event ‘The Dutch & Smart Cities’ will take place. During this business event workshops, deep-dives and roundtable discussions will take...

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start date: 12-11-2018
end date: 12-10-2018

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REMOURBAN Smart City information packs

REMOURBAN is an EU funded Smart City project - with Nottingham (UK), Valladolid (Spain) and Tepebasi (Turkey) at its focus. The goal of the project is to develop a sustainable urban regeneration model that involves a set of concrete measures to help cities increase their resource and energy efficiency, improve the sustainability of their urban transport, and drastically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. Here, you can find the website of the project REMOURBAN:...

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publication date: 24-10-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
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Agile cities: how are cities adapting to the fourth industrial revolution?

In September 2018, the Global Future Council on Cities and Urbanization of the World Economic Forum has released a report on the adaptation of urban landscapes and administrations to the fourth industrial revolution.

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publication date: 17-10-2018

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  •  environment
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EIP-SCC Marketplace Matchmaking November 14, Barcelona

During the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, the EIP-SCC is organising a Matchmaking on November 14. “The matchmaking activities seek to bring projects and investors together to stimulate action, especially tailored to match your projects with financing.” Mr. Mark van Stiphout, Deputy Head of Unit for New energy technologies, innovation and clean coal DG ENER European Commission. See its invitation below.

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start date: 14-11-2018
end date: 14-11-2018

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Smart with a Heart: Bringing Together the Smart City Community in Stavanger

From 25-27 September 2018, the fourth Nordic Edge Expo & Conference took place in Stavanger, Norway. The Nordic Edge is an annual event showcasing the latest innovative solutions from the Smart City community and thus the ideal meeting place for the project partners of the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme. 4500 visitors from all across Europe and even beyond attended this three-day event to present outcomes, exchange knowledge and meet with project partners. Apart from...

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publication date: 15-10-2018