Vienna is in the process of becoming a smart city. The focus of Vienna’ s strategy is set on achieving urban sustainability by capitalizing on social and technological innovation. The initiative has a strong environmental focus. Moreover, inclusiveness and collaboration are also of high importance, and the strategy is highly human centric. According to the following informative video, Smart city Vienna means: (i) putting focus on people, (ii) recognizing interconnectedness, (iii) listening to each other, (iv) working together. All of
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Smart Cambridge initiative is exploring how data, innovative technology and better connectivity can be used to transform the way people live, work and travel in the Greater Cambridge area and beyond. Established as a workstream by the Greater Cambridge City Deal, this rapidly evolving programme is harnessing emerging technologies to improve the economic strength and sustainability of the area.
A significant proportion of expected growth over the coming decades is expected to take place in fragile and conflict-affected urban areas. By 2050, 56 percent of the global population in fragile and conflict-affected states will be
How do cities effectively collect, publish, and use data? A review of cities’ strategies for open data, analytics, and infrastructure identifies best practices for achieving data-smart goals’”and highlights the importance of planning ahead.
The Climate-KIC Pathfinder ‘˜Towards Water Smart Cities’ has resulted in a co-designed inspiring and viable business case to demonstrate and reproduce integrated Water Smart Cities innovations on district level in both The Netherlands and Denmark.
The report entitled “The impact of SMART technologies in the municipal budget: increased revenue and reduced expenses for better public services” shows how cities can use SMART technologies to cope with budgetary restraints and find innovative sources of revenues to reinforce their investment capacities and offer better services to their citizens.
On February 7 2017, the European Commission and the European Committee of the Regions announced their plan to work together in an initiative to create smarter EU cities and regions, with the overall goal of boosting investment and building a more sustainable Europe.