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.

  •  knowledge society

Citizens and cities centre stage as EUROCITIES amplifies its members’ voices at the Barcelona Smart City Expo

Citizens are the brain of the city. The more control the brain has over the body, the more efficient and powerful the organism. It is for this reason that the Barcelona Smart City Expo World Congress, as the focus which united its 600 stands, had citizen engagement and empowerment towards building smart cities.

news

publication date: 20-12-2017

  •  mobility

EUROCITIES workshop on Clean Mobility Package

On 12 December 2017, EUROCITIES organised a workshop on the Clean Mobility Package, published on 8 November 2017 by the European Commission. The event enabled EUROCITIES members to go into the details of the various proposals included in this 2nd Mobility Package, following the publication of the 1st Package on 31 May 2017.

news

publication date: 19-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

ESPRESSO strengthens collaboration on the European standardisation for smart cities

The H2020-funded project is opening its results to a wider community of smart city stakeholders.

news

publication date: 18-12-2017

  •  mobility

Apply for the first European Startup Prize for Mobility

Co-founded by the MEP Karima Delli and officially endorsed by the European Parliament and the European Commission, the first edition of the European Startup Prize for Mobility is open for application until 8 January!

news

publication date: 13-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Espoo Innovation Garden

Espoo Innovation Garden exists as both physical and communal concept, which was created with one broad vision: to promote and foster networked innovation and business, and to grow the sustainable and accessible society where all citizens can participate in improving the quality of life in Espoo and the whole region.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Lindholmen Science Park

With triple helix and cross-border cooperation, Lindholmen Science Park develops and supports sustainable innovations in the areas of ICT, transport and media.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

MINATEC

MINATEC located in Grenoble has been one of the first innovation campuses created in Europe and during its years of work managed to establish itself as one of the top five micro and nanotechnology innovation campuses in the world.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

Novel-T accelerator

With 50-75 new high tech start-ups emerging every year, Twente represents a regional hub of innovation and entrepreneurship in the high-tech industry. The organisation Novel-T plays an important role by offering start-ups and entrepreneurs access to a dynamic and innovation ecosystem. By connecting entrepreneurship to high-tech innovation and employing talent, knowledge, capital, network and infrastructure, they help them to become game changers.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society

The Entrepreneurs Hub in Nacka

In May 2016, Nacka launched the Entrepreneurs Hub, a pilot project that merges entrepreneurship with local immigration and labour market strategies.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

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

'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' - Webinar 12 December

Interested in joining the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'? Our campaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri is organising a webinar on Tuesday 12 December to give update and answer your questions about the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'.

event

start date: 12-12-2017
end date: 12-12-2017