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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  • Core
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
Paris-Saclay Agglomeration Community
France
  • Core
Logroño
Logroño
Spain
  • Core
Issy-les-Moulineaux
Issy-les-Moulineaux
France
  • Core
Skellefteå
Skellefteå
Sweden
  • Core
L'Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy
  • Core
Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
  • Core
Pescara
Pescara
Italy
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland
  • Core
Terrassa
Terrassa
Spain
  • Mentor
Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
  • Core
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Italy
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania