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.

Smart City Live 2020 KSF Side event

KSF organises a side event for Smart City Live 2020 conference on 18 November. The event will discuss the relation between European digital policy developments and the role of ICT managers in the city.

publication

publication date: 11-11-2020

  •  economy
  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

news

publication date: 05-11-2020

  •  knowledge society

Smart city live 2020-KSF session

KSF organises a side event for Smart City Live 2020 to discuss the relation between EU digital policy developments and the role of ICT managers in the city.

event

start date: 18-11-2020
end date: 18-11-2020

  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 12-11-2020
end date: 12-11-2020

  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 28-10-2020
end date: 29-10-2020

  •  economy

news

publication date: 16-10-2020

Eurocities Plastics declaration – share your good practices!

With plastic production set to increase from the current global production of 300 million tonnes per year, so too will the volume of plastic waste. Cities are already at the forefront of the battle against plastic use and waste, so what is your city doing to reduce its use of unnecessary and single use plastic and move towards sustainable products?

news

publication date: 13-10-2020

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

Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

EUROCITIES Healthy, thriving and inclusive cities workshops series

publication

publication date: 15-09-2020

news

publication date: 27-08-2020