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Europe aims to triple the number of smart cities by end of 2019

The initiative is supported by the European Commission that brings together cities, industry, small business, banks, research and others

  • October 23, 2018 14:30
  • Author Olya Georgieva
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The European innovation partnership on smart cities and communities (EIP SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission. With its help, 78 cities in Europe have undertaken smart city development. The EIP SCC aims not just to continue increasing that number but to triple it by the end of next year. Becoming a smart city means improving urban life through more sustainable integrated solutions and addresses city-specific challenges from different policy areas such as energy, mobility and transport, and ICT.

But instead of directly providing funding, the EIP SCC is charged with fostering smart city development among cities, industry, citizens, financial institutions and other stakeholders. The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities is designed around by Priority Areas which area defined in the Strategic Implementation Plan. The structure focuses on six 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: EIP SCC

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