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.

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

Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens: call for citizens to have their say

This campaign, launched last month, wants people to help change the way politics is done in Europe by coming up with ideas for a better future and completing this sentence: 'My Europe in 2030 will be .....'

news

publication date: 06-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 25-09-2018
end date: 25-09-2018

  •  knowledge society

25 Years of Working with Cities on ICT

The internet has such a grip on everyday life that it is hard to imagine, or recall, a world without it. As recently as 2001, many established businesses were still wondering if it was worthwhile having a presence online.

news

publication date: 01-06-2018

  •  mobility

CREATE final conference - 'Get going! Tackling congestion in Europe and beyond'

Highlights from the CREATE final conference and cocktail reception at the European Parliament

news

publication date: 29-05-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

One month left to be the next European Capital of Smart Tourism

Cities have just one month left to apply for a range of honours in smart tourism.

news

publication date: 28-05-2018

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

Cities4Europe - video interviews

On 7 May the Cities4Europe campaign was officially launched. Here you will find video interviews from the launch event.

news

publication date: 25-05-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

news

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.

news

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.

news

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.

news

publication date: 17-05-2018