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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EU and China on what makes a city smart

Europe and China are working together to build smart cities, but can they agree on what a smart city is?

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publication date: 31-10-2019

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publication date: 28-10-2019

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EUROCITIES Awards 2019: find out about our inspiring finalists!

With our annual awards just a few weeks away, we'd like to introduce you to the nine projects selected as the very best examples of action transforming the liveability of city centre districts, the social fabric of cities and the repurposing of historic buildings.

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publication date: 24-10-2019

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Smart cities in the age of the digital revolution

Our statement on 'Smart cities in the age of the digital revolution' is now available!

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publication date: 15-10-2019

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Join, boost, sustain

The final consolidated version of the political declaration on the ‘Join, Boost, Sustain – Joining forces to boost sustainable digital transformation in cities and communities in the EU’ initiative is now available!

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publication date: 11-10-2019

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Data people cities - EUROCITIES citizen data principles in action

We have selected 10 projects from different cities that are good examples to illustrate each of our 10 principles on citizen data. We want to show how local governments are fully engaged in exploiting the opportunities of the digital transformation in many different policy areas to benefit citizens, and we hope these examples will inspire other cities to do the same. Enjoy the reading and be inspired!

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publication date: 10-10-2019

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Our members first past the finish line at Europe's top mobility awards

Europe’s leading lights in sustainable transport were honoured yesterday at the 2019 CIVITAS Awards. Our member cities of Antwerp, Bremen, Stockholm walked away with Europe’s most prestigious prizes for clean, green mobility, as did the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia.

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publication date: 04-10-2019

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Let's do it together! Citizens engagement at local level

With the goal of supporting local governments in their work on participatory democracy, EUROCITIES, our WG creative citizenship, and the city of Paris are pleased to invite you to attend our conference on citizens engagement at local level.

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publication date: 01-10-2019

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What's hot at the EU Week of Regions and Cities?

We are busy at this year’s European Week of Regions and Cities, from 7-10 October, making sure there are plenty of sessions that meet the needs and interests of our member cities. There is a lot to choose from, so here’s a quick run-down of the sessions to look out for.

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publication date: 27-09-2019

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start date: 18-11-2019
end date: 18-11-2019