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.

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Government Europa: Smart city citizen engagement the key to future development

Government Europa spoke to Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of EUROCITIES, about how Europe can implement smart city solutions and help governments to offer dynamic living solutions for the future.

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publication date: 28-05-2019

Smart Energy Solutions: what's keeping cities from implementing?

What's keeping cities from implementing Smart Energy Solutions? Be a part of our replication workshops in Brussels to find out!

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start date: 20-06-2019
end date: 20-06-2019

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  •  mobility

Join the New Mobility Services Seminar on 3 June 2019 in Helmond!

Monday 3 June 2019 from 10.00 - 14.30h the New Mobility Services initiative - part of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities - organises a vibrant seminar about large-scale deployment of new mobility services in a smart city context.

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start date: 03-06-2019
end date: 03-06-2019

  •  mobility

CIVITAS Study visit: Braga's achievements in cleaner mobility

In the frame of a study visit organised by the CIVITAS project, experts from the cities of Kilkìs, Kruševac, Vila Nova de Gaia and Guimarães got to know why the city of Braga should brag about herself.

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publication date: 14-05-2019

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start date: 04-06-2019
end date: 06-06-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

It's au revoir from Cities4Europe

On Europe day, one year after its official launch, it is now time to wrap up and celebrate our Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens campaign!

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publication date: 09-05-2019

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High-level conference 'Digital Cities Challenge: A Strategy for EU Cities in the 21st Century' (5 June, Brussels)

'Digital Cities Challenge: A strategy for EU cities in the 21st Century' is the high-level conference organised by the European Commission and the Digital Cities Challenge to showcase the trends that are shaping urban areas in Europe, strengthen the dialogue on the opportunities offered by advanced technologies to transform cities into catalysts of smart and sustainable growth and pave the way for the future strategy for Intelligent Cities in the 21st century.

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publication date: 03-05-2019

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

EUROCITIES city leaders agenda for Europe

EUROCITIES ‘city leaders agenda for Europe’ is a wake up call for those who care about Europe. We believe that urban and European challenges are strongly connected, and that there is a need for a deeper partnership between different levels of government to meet common challenges.

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publication date: 02-05-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

The city as a living lab: join our webinar

EUROCITIES and creative climate change charity Julie’s Bicycle invite you to sign up for a webinar on 14 May about the city as a living lab, to discuss ideas and local experiences and hear about experiments in Eindhoven. .

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publication date: 02-05-2019

  •  cooperation
  •  culture
  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

The city as a living lab: join our webinar

EUROCITIES and creative climate change charity Julie’s Bicycle invite you to sign up for a webinar on 14 May about the city as a living lab, to discuss ideas and local experiences and hear about experiments in Eindhoven. .

news

publication date: 02-05-2019