Press releases


Commission launches innovation partnership for Smart Cities and Communities

European Press release Brussels, 10 July 2012 Commission One of the greatest challenges facing the EU is how best to design and adapt cities into smart intelligent and sustainable environments. Almost three quarters of Europeans live in cities, consuming 70% of the EU's energy.


Smart Cities and Communities Communication

European Commission MEMO Brussels, 10 July 2012 What are "Smart Cities & Communities"? Smart and innovative cities make the best use of Europe's great capacity for research and innovation to improve the urban environment.