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.

Smart Age-friendly Cities - Age-friendly Smart Cities

"Greater alignment between European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) and on EIP Active and Healthy Ageing (AHA) operational plans and actions offer the opportunity to aim at common social, environmental and economic impacts in a more integrated fashion while addressing a rich ‘society for all ages’ approach.

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start date: 26-02-2018
end date: 26-02-2018

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Imagining an urban future of technology in service of people: GDC-KSF joint conference

Are the cities of the future to be a series of opal blue utopias, or streets of bent necked citizens crouching over screens?

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publication date: 30-01-2018

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New publication: GDC 2017 collection of case-studies is out now!

Green Digital Charter collection of case studies 2017

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publication date: 30-01-2018

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The European Capital of Innovation Award - iCapital

The European Capital of Innovation Award (iCapital) will be launched in late February 2018. Cities will have until June to complete and submit their application. Key information, including the Rules of Contest, will be published in the coming weeks.

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publication date: 29-01-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

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start date: 22-02-2018
end date: 22-02-2018

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publication date: 24-01-2018

  •  mobility

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start date: 09-02-2018
end date: 09-02-2018

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Time to apply innovative finance schemes in your city!

Does your city/region have ambitious energy and climate objectives? Are your local/regional strategies and action plans are ready? Is securing other finances without burdening the public budget a problem?

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publication date: 17-01-2018

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  mobility

Time to apply innovative finance schemes in your city! Deadline to apply extended to 28 February!

Does your city/region have ambitious energy and climate objectives? Are your local/regional strategies and action plans are ready? Is securing other finances without burdening the public budget a problem?

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publication date: 17-01-2018