Emerging smart cities in Central and Eastern Europe

30 November 2016  •  Author(s): Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel, UITP

Emerging smart cities in Central and Eastern Europe

A plethora of smart city initiatives are already underway across the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Besides making urban services perform better and more efficiently, a smart city approach can also present great opportunities for investment in public transport and intelligent transportation systems. Here Artur Perchel, Manager – Central Eastern Europe & Israel at UITP, takes a look at how smart cities are emerging in the tech-savvy CEE region, where intelligent mobility and infrastructures are swiftly becoming a new urban paradigm.

Undoubtedly smart cites are on the rise all over Europe and beyond. Optimising and integrating virtually all urban operations and services,
smart cities have become a key notion of many urban decision-makers and their respective development agendas. In an era where roughly half of the world’s population lives in cities, intelligent urban solutions help not only to manage daily problems and make cities more competitive, but also to advance the quality of urban life.

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