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.

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

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start date: 09-06-2020
end date: 09-06-2020

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

publication

publication date: 26-05-2020

  •  environment

Open letter to global financial leaders

An alliance of global city voices, of which EUROCITIES is a part, has shared an open letter claiming that the post-COVID 19 recovery cannot lead to a return to ‘normal’.

news

publication date: 20-05-2020

  •  mobility

Webinar on Business models, funding and financing transport

Join our webinar on 2 July from 10:10-12:00 CET on business models, funding, and financing transport to learn from your peers about innovative financing models for urban mobility.

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start date: 02-07-2020
end date: 02-07-2020

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

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start date: 25-05-2020
end date: 25-05-2020

  •  knowledge society

Forbes: Building smart cities - EU and China

Smart cities are popping up left and right. China and the EU are taking different approaches when it comes to funding: Who is actually building these smart cities? Nikolaos Kontinakis, Acting Projects Director, EUROCITIES, shares some thoughts.

publication

publication date: 19-05-2020

  •  knowledge society

SCIS Webinar: 'Replication in practice' Common challenges and enablers for the replication of smart city solutions

Join us on Tuesday 9 June from 2:00 - 3:30 PM for the webinar co-organised with the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS):

event

start date: 09-06-2020
end date: 09-06-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities Today: Cities need more support from the EU in light of the coronavirus

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, shares some thoughts on much needed solidarity at this time, and what cities are already doing to respond both now and for the longer term.

publication

publication date: 11-05-2020

  •  mobility

COVID-19 - City Dialogue on mobility measures - Highlights

Given the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on our cities, and specifically its implications for sustainable urban mobility, on 22 April 2020, EUROCITIES organised a city-to-city online dialogue on mobility measures currently adopted in European cities in response to COVID-19.

news

publication date: 29-04-2020

  •  environment

14 associations across Europe call upon the European Union to set higher co-financing rates for energy projects under the new LIFE programme.

On 20 April, EUROCITIES, and other 13 EU associations, signed a letter to call upon the European Commission and the LIFE Committee to set an appropriate co-financing rate for the future LIFE “Coordination and Support Actions” (CSA) projects on energy transition.

news

publication date: 22-04-2020