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
  •  knowledge society

2018 Guangzhou International Award for Urban Innovation and showcase their innovative practices

The Guangzhou Award, established by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), World Association of the Major Metropolises (METROPOLIS) and City of Guangzhou, is open to all the cities and local authorities

news

publication date: 19-07-2018

  •  mobility

Register now for the autumn mobility forum!

The registration form and the agenda are now available for the Burgas forum meeting under the event page of the member area.

news

publication date: 10-07-2018

  •  mobility

Rennes Metropole representing EUROCITIES at the Movin’on conference in Montreal

Created by Michelin in 1998 and called “Michelin Challenge Bibendum” until 2016, the Movin’on conference gathers a wide range of stakeholders from private and public sectors to exhcnage on the strategic subject of sustainable mobility.

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publication date: 10-07-2018

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

2018 URBACT City Festival: new cities welcomed!

Europe’s cities are invited to come to Lisbon on 13-14 September 2018 for the 2018 edition of the URBACT City Festival. Registrations extended for new cities until 15 July.

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publication date: 06-07-2018

  •  knowledge society

Energy Horizon 2020 - Info Day

The Horizon Energy info day will take place on Friday 5 October in Brussels, in the Charlemagne building. It will present the upcoming funding opportunities offered by the EU's Horizon 2020 Programme to projects focusing on smart energy systems and smart cities and communities concepts.

event

start date: 05-10-2018
end date: 05-10-2018

  •  knowledge society

United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities launches new expert groups on blockchain and the impact of frontier technologies

​"A smart sustainable city is an innovative city that uses information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects”.

news

publication date: 28-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

KSF Policy update: review of the Public Sector Information directive

Public sector information is a large source of information in the EU and a critical asset for the development of new technologies such as Artificial Intelligence.

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publication date: 15-06-2018

  •  mobility

Apply now for the CIVITAS Awards 2018

Europe's top sustainable urban mobility awards are open for applications. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance of winning a prestigious prize for their clean urban transport initiatives.

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publication date: 14-06-2018

  •  mobility

Apply now for the CIVITAS Awards 2018

Europe's top sustainable urban mobility awards are open for applications. Towns and cities have until 13 July 2018 to submit their entries and be in with a chance of winning a prestigious prize for their clean urban transport initiatives.

news

publication date: 14-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

EIP-SCC General Assembly

The EIP-SCC General Assembly is taking place from 27-28 June 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria.

event

start date: 27-06-2018
end date: 28-06-2018