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.

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Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
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Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
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Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Sweden
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Alcobendas
Alcobendas
Spain
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Las Rozas
Las Rozas
Spain
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Poznań
Poznań
Poland
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Brno
Brno
Czech Republic
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Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
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Métropole Rouen Normandie
Métropole Rouen Normandie
France
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Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
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Bytom
Bytom
Poland
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Ioannina
Ioannina
Greece