REMOURBAN maps key smart characteristics of over 40 cities in 18 countries
With a wealth of insight and practical principals being generated by this project, REMOURBAN has worked to characterise and identify the cities which would be best placed to replicate and accelerate smart city innovation.
Smart, sustainable, urban transformation in mid-size cities can take many forms across the EU, so an extensive analysis based on publicly available quantitative statistics and qualitative indicators helps to take stock and pinpoint further action. To navigate this, the follower city Seraing, Belgium, applied a multi-criteria typology to data set to generate homogeneous groups of cities in order to evaluate the replicability potential of REMOURBAN model.
The analysis gives great insight into the strengths, weaknesses and development of smarter cities on a number of levels. The three pillars of energy, ICT and mobility were evidently examined; but the report also delved into issues such as:
- integrated infrastructures and processes
- governance and civic involvement
- city processes
- access to financial instruments
In this respect, the report makes for lively reading for anyone in the smart city sector and particularly for those involved in medium size cities.
Specifically regarding REMOURBAN, the next steps will consist in identifying the main features of each city in the cluster as basis for the further replication activities and then seeking to engage them properly in order to share the project knowledge.