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

Espoo Innovation Garden

Espoo Innovation Garden exists as both physical and communal concept, which was created with one broad vision: to promote and foster networked innovation and business, and to grow the sustainable and accessible society where all citizens can participate in improving the quality of life in Espoo and the whole region.

case study

publication date: 08-12-2017

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

'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens' - Webinar 12 December

Interested in joining the 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'? Our campaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri is organising a webinar on Tuesday 12 December to give update and answer your questions about the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'.

event

start date: 12-12-2017
end date: 12-12-2017

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

Cities4Europe campaign - Webinar 14 December

Interested in joining 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'? Our campaign coordinator Federico Guerrieri is organising a webinar on Thursday 14 December to give an update and answer your questions about the EUROCITIES campaign 'Cities4Europe - Europe for citizens'.

event

start date: 14-12-2017
end date: 14-12-2017

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

French newspaper Le Monde opens its Smart Cities Innovation Awards 'Les Prix de l’innovation' to European cities and beyond!

How will the cities of the future look like? How innovation can benefit cities’ inhabitants, while respecting citizens’ privacy and including the whole population? What new services will allow to progress in the energetic transition and the circular economy?

news

publication date: 06-12-2017

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

GDC online training on Energy Efficiency in Public Sector Datacentres (feat. EURECA project) : all material available

Presentations from the GDC online training on Energy Efficiency in Public Sector Datacentres (feat. EURECA project)

publication

publication date: 06-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

GDC technical training for cities (Brussels, 22 Jan 2018) : all material available

GDC technical training for cities on "Privacy Challenges & how to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) : all material available

publication

publication date: 06-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

news

publication date: 05-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

Helsinki among the winners of the European Broadband Awards 2017

European Broadband Awards 2017 winners were announced at the Award Ceremony on 20 November. The Helsinki Optical Fibre Cooperative project was awarded by the European Commissioner for Regional Policy Corina Crețu and Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan for the category ‘openness and competition’.

news

publication date: 05-12-2017

  •  knowledge society

Totem buildings of Métropole Européenne de Lille

In recent decades, Lille métropole has undergone a full reconversion of its economy and urban environment. As a former and important industrial area in Northern France, Lille métropole had to develop new strategies to reorient its development and foster new job creation and innovation.

case study

publication date: 05-12-2017

  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

GDC technical training for cities on GDPR (Brussels, 22 Jan 2018)

EUROCITIES - KSF invites you to the next GDC technical training for cities on "Privacy Challenges & how to comply with the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)"

event

start date: 22-01-2018
end date: 22-01-2018