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Europe aims to have 300 smart cities by the end of 2019

Thanks to the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership
  • January 14, 2019 21:30, 2122 impressions
  • Author Monika Dimitrova
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With the help of the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (EIP SCC), 78 cities in Europe have undertaken smart city development. The EIP-SCC aims at a critical mass of 300 smart cities by the end of 2019, according to the European Commission. 

The European Commission formally announced the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership (EIP SCC) in 2012. Instead of directly providing funding, the EIP SCC is charged with fostering smart city development among cities, industry, citizens, financial institutions and other stakeholders, working together in 6  ‘action clusters’ (citizen focus; business models, finance and procurement; integrated infrastructures and processes; integrated planning, policy and regulations; sustainable districts and built environment; sustainable urban mobility).

Source: European Commission