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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Commission 100 days: 'Get things done with cities'

Major European cities have offered the European Commission to join forces in key areas like climate change, digital transformation and social inclusion. “A closer cooperation with cities will enable faster progress,” said Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general of the cities network EUROCITIES, in a statement after the first hundred days of the Commission. “Cities are needed to get things done.”

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publication date: 09-03-2020

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publication date: 09-03-2020

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News from the mission board!

Since the launch of the EU mission on ‘climate neutral and smart cities’ in the framework of the future Horizon Europe programme, its board of 15 experts, including Anna Lisa Boni, EUROCITIES secretary general (in her capacity of the board’s rapporteur), has developed a paper proposing to support and promote 100 European cities in their systemic transformation towards climate-neutrality by 2030, for an by the citizens.

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publication date: 19-02-2020

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publication date: 13-02-2020

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publication date: 12-02-2020

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publication date: 12-02-2020

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publication date: 12-02-2020

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