Mapping Smart Cities in the EU

15-01-2014

This report was commissioned to provide background information and advice on Smart Cities in the European Union (EU) and to explain how existing mechanisms perform. In exploring this, a working definition of a Smart City is established and the cities fitting this definition across the Member States are mapped. An analysis of the objectives and Europe 2020 targets of Smart City initiatives finds that despite their early stage of development, Smart City objectives should be more explicit, well defined and clearly aligned to city development, innovation plans and Europe 2020 in order to be successful.

This report was commissioned to provide background information and advice on Smart Cities in the European Union (EU) and to explain how existing mechanisms perform. In exploring this, a working definition of a Smart City is established and the cities fitting this definition across the Member States are mapped. An analysis of the objectives and Europe 2020 targets of Smart City initiatives finds that despite their early stage of development, Smart City objectives should be more explicit, well defined and clearly aligned to city development, innovation plans and Europe 2020 in order to be successful.

Externe Autor

Catriona MANVILLE (RAND Europe), Gavin COCHRANE (RAND Europe), Jonathan CAVE (RAND Europe), Jeremy MILLARD (Danish Technological Institute), Jimmy Kevin PEDERSON (Danish Technological Institute), Rasmus Kåre THAARUP (Danish Technological Institute), Andrea LIEBE (WiK), Matthias WISSNER (WiK), Roel MASSINK (TNO) and Bas KOTTERINK (TNO)