Budapest is the capital of Hungary and its most populous city, with over 1.7 million inhabitants. It is also one of the largest European cities with regards to land area. As the academic, cultural, political, economic and financial centre of the country, Budapest has many strengths. 

In 2017, the city adopted a “Smart Budapest, the smart city vision of Budapest”, a roadmap to help Budapest become a smart city. It is not simply a singular strategic document, but rather seeks to shape urban development practice moving forward.

The smart Budapest vision takes a holistic approach and provides smart objectives and tools across areas and sectors. It tries to strike a balance between harnessing new and digital technologies, while promoting a “close to nature condition” for sustainability. 

Budapest aims to be a sustainable city from environmental, social and economic aspects, and improve the life if its citizens through modern technology and taking increased social responsibility.

Participating cities

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  • Core
Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria
  • Mentor
Nice
Nice
France
  • Core
Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
  • Core
Galați
Galați
Romania
  • Core
L'Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy
  • Core
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Poznań
Poznań
Poland
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Core
Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia
  • Core
Ventspils
Ventspils
Latvia