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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  • Challenge
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Core
Mantova
Mantua
Italy
  • Core
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Germany
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal
  • Core
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
  • Core
Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
  • Core
Logroño
Logroño
Spain
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Mentor
Amsterdam
Amsterdam Metropolitan Area
Netherlands
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria
  • Core
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria
  • Core
Castellón de la Plana
Castellón de la Plana
Spain