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
Kavala
Kavala
Greece
  • Core
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden Emilia Romagna Network
Sweden/Italy
  • Core
Reggio Emilia
Reggio Emilia
Italy
  • Mentor
Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Core
Haskovo
Haskovo
Bulgaria
  • Core
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
Slovenia
  • Mentor
Busan
Busan
Korea
  • Core
Gijón
Gijón
Spain
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Torrent
Torrent
Spain
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal