EU’s smart cities policies: from strategy to implementation

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Abstract: In the current international situation, the European Union is facing the important issue of restructuring development. The proposal of smart city policies will be one of th measures to break through the bottleneck of economic, social and environmental development in the next decade or even longer. The concept of smart city in EU has long been proposed and gradually developed in recent years, and EU has preliminary built the complete smart cities development objectives and roadmaps. The paper shows that EU has formed the smart cities policies system from strategy to implementation. The system mainly consists of four-levels of top-down structure: respectively the strategy, research, platform and project level, to meet the requirements of different stages of smart city developments, involving a number of significant EU's development policies and research projects. The paper also found that EU needs to strengthen the cooperation between government, industries and the citizens, to develop information and communication technologies, and to accelerate smart cities and smart technologies marketization, therefore to finally meet the strategic objectives of the EU's future plan and to achieve the realization of smart cities.
Book of proceedings: Annual AESOP Congress, Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility, Prague, 13-16th July, 2015
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