The search for a shared, accessible lifestyle through technology and knowledge is the main objective of intelligent cities. Essentially, these cities pay particular attention to lightness, since the current demographic concentration demands easy transit and access to services, as well as cleanliness —in the sense of a life that is removed from pollution and corruption.

These cities’ ultimate goal is creating healthier, fairer and more accessible spaces by using technology as a tool, not merely in a practical sense, but also in a humanist one, understanding that humanizing cities is a factor that, in the long term, determines living quality of a city.

Smart cities are green cities, but above all else, they are centres that develop innovation and knowledge and put them in service of the community, providing a more inclusive lifestyle. According to the latter, we now present you with a selection, which Boyd Cohen, a specialist on the subject, wrote for Fast Co, where he explores which cities are at the vanguard of intelligent urbanism in Europe:

Paris

This city is host to some of the most inspiring and fortunate mobility/transportation systems, for example Autolib, a shared car project. They also have one of the most efficient shared bicycle networks in the world, and they are also renowned for having one of the best urban ecosystems.

Barcelona

This city is dynamic and clean, and it has joined the ranks of the smartest cities in the world, thus far developing many exemplary projects. It also hosts the “Smart Cities Expo World Congress” one of the most important smart city events in the entire world. In terms of the life quality, Barcelona has implemented a series of sensors that keep track of their pollution, noise and waste levels.

Vienna

In addition to offering one of the highest living standards, this city has developed a plan called TINA Vienna, which focuses on developing strategies that will optimize urban functionality. Among their projects and goals, they include producing at least 50% of their energy using sustainable sources like the sun by the years 3020, and the government offers citizens a series of incentives so that they will develop professionally in fields related to science and technology.

Amsterdam

In this city, 67% of journeys from one place to the next are made on bicycles. This city, surprisingly, has been using electric cars for the past three decades meaning their carbon emissions are practically negligible. On the other hand, the city features a the Amsterdam Smart City project, which encourages collaborations between the private and public sectors that has led to open-knowledge projects, which among other things, has resulted in the generation of DIY energy.

Copenhagen

The Danish capital holds the record for being the city that produces the least amount of carbon emissions in the world. They are working towards emitting zero carbon emissions by the year 2020. To meet this goal they are focusing on creating a responsible environmental culture, as evidenced by the 40% of the population that uses bicycles as their everyday form of transportation.

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The search for a shared, accessible lifestyle through technology and knowledge is the main objective of intelligent cities. Essentially, these cities pay particular attention to lightness, since the current demographic concentration demands easy transit and access to services, as well as cleanliness —in the sense of a life that is removed from pollution and corruption.

These cities’ ultimate goal is creating healthier, fairer and more accessible spaces by using technology as a tool, not merely in a practical sense, but also in a humanist one, understanding that humanizing cities is a factor that, in the long term, determines living quality of a city.

Smart cities are green cities, but above all else, they are centres that develop innovation and knowledge and put them in service of the community, providing a more inclusive lifestyle. According to the latter, we now present you with a selection, which Boyd Cohen, a specialist on the subject, wrote for Fast Co, where he explores which cities are at the vanguard of intelligent urbanism in Europe:

Paris

This city is host to some of the most inspiring and fortunate mobility/transportation systems, for example Autolib, a shared car project. They also have one of the most efficient shared bicycle networks in the world, and they are also renowned for having one of the best urban ecosystems.

Barcelona

This city is dynamic and clean, and it has joined the ranks of the smartest cities in the world, thus far developing many exemplary projects. It also hosts the “Smart Cities Expo World Congress” one of the most important smart city events in the entire world. In terms of the life quality, Barcelona has implemented a series of sensors that keep track of their pollution, noise and waste levels.

Vienna

In addition to offering one of the highest living standards, this city has developed a plan called TINA Vienna, which focuses on developing strategies that will optimize urban functionality. Among their projects and goals, they include producing at least 50% of their energy using sustainable sources like the sun by the years 3020, and the government offers citizens a series of incentives so that they will develop professionally in fields related to science and technology.

Amsterdam

In this city, 67% of journeys from one place to the next are made on bicycles. This city, surprisingly, has been using electric cars for the past three decades meaning their carbon emissions are practically negligible. On the other hand, the city features a the Amsterdam Smart City project, which encourages collaborations between the private and public sectors that has led to open-knowledge projects, which among other things, has resulted in the generation of DIY energy.

Copenhagen

The Danish capital holds the record for being the city that produces the least amount of carbon emissions in the world. They are working towards emitting zero carbon emissions by the year 2020. To meet this goal they are focusing on creating a responsible environmental culture, as evidenced by the 40% of the population that uses bicycles as their everyday form of transportation.

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