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.

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

The EUROCITIES speakers for the ICF Global Summit 2018 are confirmed

As already announced, EUROCITIES is a partner of this years' ICF Global Summit held in London and our speakers are now confirmed.

news

publication date: 07-05-2018

  •  knowledge society

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom call for proposals on eTranslation, eDelivery and eInvoicing

Interested applicants are invited to submit proposals by 18 September 2018.

news

publication date: 04-05-2018

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Smart City Seminars, 20 June, 2018, Gothenburg, Sweden

On 20 June 2018, the City of Gothenburg invites to share inventive thoughts of world-leading innovators and renowned specialists on the topics of digitalisation, mobility, autonomous vehicles and circular economy, and how these affect the urban development of smart cities. One of the Smart City Seminars will be moderated by Jack Ewing, Journalist at The New York Times.

event

start date: 20-06-2018
end date: 20-06-2018

  •  knowledge society

Highlights from the KSF spring meeting in Ghent

The EUROCITIES Knowledge Society Forum met in Ghent on 16-18 April to discuss practices, initiatives and innovative tools adopted by cities to engage with citizens, creating new forms of democracy in the digital age. The forum attracted over 60 participants from 42 cities and organisations.

news

publication date: 27-04-2018

  •  knowledge society

Quality label for user-centric cities and regions

As a follow up of the first co-creation workshop on the quality label for user-centric cities and regions, we would like to invite you to further discuss the content and governance of the label.

event

start date: 23-05-2018
end date: 23-05-2018

  •  mobility

Transport Summit DTU 2018

Your unique opportunity to meet key stakeholders from industry, public entities, researchers, entrepreneurs and students - and to discuss, engage and debate the latest development in transportation and transport innovation.

event

start date: 31-05-2018
end date: 31-05-2018

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities to put the heart in smart - Nordic Edge Expo

On 25-27 September, the city of Stavanger in Norway will host Nordic Edge Expo 2018. The theme will be ‘smart with a heart’ – remembering that smart cities are about citizens first.

event

start date: 24-09-2018
end date: 28-09-2018

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

Cities4Europe - Campaign launch

On 7 May, in partnership with the BOZAR and the city of Brussels, EUROCITIES is organising the European launch event of the ‘Cities4Europe – Europe for citizens’ campaign.

news

publication date: 24-04-2018

  •  knowledge society

Anna Lisa Boni: Citizen-focussed smart cities

Anna Lisa Boni, secretary general, EUROCITIES, is interviewed by Arthur Lankester ahead of his smart cities expedition.

publication

publication date: 23-04-2018

  •  mobility

DON'T FORGET TO REGISTER: Conference and European Parliament cocktail reception

"Get going! Tackling congestion in Europe and beyond"

news

publication date: 20-04-2018