Citizen engagement

Intelligent systems sprouting in Jelgava, Latvia

Wed, 2018-01-31 15:08 -- SCC Europe Staff

The city is becoming known as an economically developed centre of knowledge, technologies and innovation. In 2010, Jelgava set forth a goal to become a modern and sustainable environment by increasing the use of renewable energy sources, improving the transportation sector and promoting energy efficiency.

Are citizen-led projects the way forward for smart cities?

Wed, 2017-11-08 14:05 -- SCC Europe Staff

Involving citizens in public data collection and decision-making processes is helping cities across Europe narrow in on the projects and areas that really need shaping. Cities like Oradea in Romania have connected its public institutions to a single platform, making everything from tax paying to medical appointments easily accessible for citizens. Citizen science and sensors in Amsterdam, meanwhile, have helped monitor the city’s air quality.

Bristol takes the lead as the UK's smartest smart city. Here's why...

Fri, 2017-10-27 04:32 -- Doug Peeples

The UK has long been considered a hotbed of smart city innovation and progress, with London at the top of the list. But as of earlier this week, that spotlight is shining on Bristol. Read our story to find out why (and what your city can do to be like Bristol).

Yes, we DO need to provide mobility for everyone

Fri, 2017-10-06 00:59 -- Doug Peeples

When we say inclusive mobility, it sounds fairly straightforward: access to affordable transportation for everyone. Providing equitable mobility for everyone might not be easy, but it's essential if we're all to have the opportunities to improve our quality of life. Read our story from Smart Cities Week to learn more.

FR-Un projet innovant rapproche la ville de Mons de ses habitants

Mon, 2017-09-11 15:05 -- SCC Europe Staff

Dans un effort pour amener Municipalité et habitants à collaborer sur des solutions durables, Mons s'est tourné vers la technologie. Résultat donna naissance à la « Creative Valley », un conglomérat d’acteurs publics, d'entreprises privées, d'universités et de centres de recherche travaillant côte-à-côte afin de transformer une « économie traditionnelle » en « économie créative ».