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.

  •  mobility

news

publication date: 24-09-2018

  •  mobility

Major cities celebrate EUROPEAN MOBILITY WEEK 2018

EUROCITIES members from north to south have taken part in Europe's campaign for sustainable urban mobility. Between 16 and 22 September, they brought to life this year's theme of multimodality with innovative activities promoting different forms of transport.

news

publication date: 21-09-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Building Social Europe - flagship conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary since the proclamation of the European Pillar of social rights, EU, national and local decision makers will gather in Lisbon for a 2-days conference, together with social partners, civil society and academia.

event

start date: 29-11-2018
end date: 30-11-2018

  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Building Social Europe - flagship conference

On the occasion of the first anniversary since the proclamation of the European Pillar of social rights, EU, national and local decision makers will gather in Lisbon for a 2-days conference, together with social partners, civil society and academia.

event

start date: 29-11-2018
end date: 30-11-2018

  •  mobility

Highlights from the Burgas mobility forum

When EUROCITIES mobility forum met in Burgas on 10-12 September, over 70 participants from 25 cities addressed the theme 'Smart mobility: a clever move'. Here are some of the highlights – from urban mobility frameworks to parking strategies.

news

publication date: 13-09-2018

  •  knowledge society

Cities' readiness to comply with GDPR - EUROCITIES' survey results

From 11 June to 02 July 2018, EUROCITIES conducted a survey to assess the level of compliance and readiness of its members to new EU privacy rules. Initiated by EUROCITIES and the cities of Barcelona and Ghent, this survey intended to identify needs and gaps encountered by cities in the implementation of the legislation.

news

publication date: 11-09-2018

  •  environment

Europe's World: Cities for a greener future

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

publication

publication date: 31-08-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

European Policy Levers towards Greener ICT

ICTFOOTPRINT workshop in Paris

event

start date: 24-09-2018
end date: 24-09-2018

  •  knowledge society

Nordic Edge conference: claim your 50% members discount!

From 25-27 September, Stavanger in Norway will host Nordic Edge Expo 2018, whose theme is ’smart with a heart’. As EUROCITIES is now an official co-organiser, members can save 50% on the cost of entry - and 20% on exhibition space.

news

publication date: 08-08-2018

  •  environment

The 1st Covenant Cities in the Spotlight call is now open!

In the 10th year of the initiative, the Covenant of Mayors wishes to reward signatories that have been working within the Covenant framework and achieving remarkable progress in their local energy and climate action. Being a "Covenant City in the Spotlight" is a great opportunity to showcase the progress made and become a reference example for the whole Covenant Community and beyond.

news

publication date: 01-08-2018