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.

15th World Conference of Historical Cities

Every two years the League of Historical Cities invites for a world conference. In 2016, Bad Ischl will be the host city. The conference programme also includes visits to Vienna, Salzburg and Hallstatt.

event

start date: 05-06-2016
end date: 10-06-2016

  •  knowledge society

publication

publication date: 22-12-2015
policy publication

  •  environment

Ghent becomes first signatory of New Covenant of Mayors

EUROCITIES vice president Ghent became the first signatory of the new Covenant of Mayors on Climate and Energy ahead of COP 21, and is due to be followed by Manchester by the end of the year.

news

publication date: 17-12-2015

  •  knowledge society

Gothenburg signs our Green Digital Charter

In a ceremony held on 5 November during EUROCITIES 2015 Copenhagen/Malmo, Anneli Hulthén, mayor and chairman of the Gothenburg City Executive, signed our Green Digital Charter (GDC) on behalf of her city.

news

publication date: 17-12-2015

  •  mobility

OPTICITIES tutorial session - the latest on urban ITS

The next OPTICITIES tutorial session takes place in Lyon on 10 March 2016, and will showcase some of the latest developments in urban intelligent transport systems (ITS).

news

publication date: 17-12-2015

  •  knowledge society

Smart cities: our latest activities

EUROCITIES has been represented at a number of events on smart cities in the past month.

news

publication date: 17-12-2015

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

EUROCITIES on COP 21 – Stockholm Royal Seaport

Stockholm’s ‘Royal Seaport’ development in converting former industrial brownfield land into a ‘climate positive’ living, working and social space by 2030.

news

publication date: 11-12-2015

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

EUROCITIES on COP 21: smart city solutions for energy efficiency & climate change

How are cities are using digital technologies to tackle climate change?

news

publication date: 09-12-2015

  •  mobility

OPTICITIES tutorial session on innovative transport solutions

The OPTICITIES project will host a tutorial session in Lyon on 10 March 2016 to introduce some of the latest ITS solutions being developed as part of the project.

news

publication date: 08-12-2015

publication

publication date: 01-12-2015