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.

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

event

start date: 20-10-2020
end date: 20-10-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 29-09-2020
end date: 29-09-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 08-09-2020
end date: 08-09-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 17-11-2020
end date: 17-11-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES principles on citizen engagement

We are today, more than ever, living in times of change. We are having to face new and unexpected challenges. ‘Politics as usual’ in our representative democracy is no longer delivering what people expect, leading to an increasing distance between political institutions and citizens.

publication

publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Five principles for citizen engagement

How do we reconnect with one another as we venture into the new normal? This question is currently being posed by people across our continent, as well as by national and EU level governments.

news

publication date: 09-07-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

event

start date: 14-07-2020
end date: 14-07-2020

  •  environment

event

start date: 24-06-2020
end date: 24-06-2020

  •  mobility

City Dialogue: Building a new narrative: ‘back to normal’ is not the solution

Join us on Monday 29 of June, starting from 15.00 (CEST) for our City Dialogue: Building a new narrative: ‘back to normal’ is not the solution.

event

start date: 29-06-2020
end date: 29-06-2020

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUSEW side event 'Cities - can we deliver a Green Deal?'

This session is organised in the framework of the European Sustainable Energy Week

event

start date: 10-06-2020
end date: 10-06-2020