Pescara is the capital city of the Province of Pescara in the Abruzzo region of Italy. It is the most populated city in the region with 119 217 inhabitants. Pescara ranks among the top ten economic, commercial and tourist centres on the Adriatic coast. 

Pescara participates in the ESMARTCITY project that supports innovation to favour green growth and sustainable development in the Mediterranean area. In this project funded by the EU through the Interreg Mediterranean programme, Pescara is improving energy efficiency in public buildings and lighting networks by using new technologies, providing better lighting and services for inhabitants and tourists. 

Pescara benefits from synergies between public and private actors, whose collaboration has been fundamental for its transformation into a smart city. Thanks to such partnerships, the city is successfully bringing various actors from transport, industry and energy to work together towards the common goal of sustainable growth. 

Pescara aims to finalise its transformation into a smart city to improve the quality of life of its citizen and enable smart and sustainable tourism.

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Cork
Cork
Ireland
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Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
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Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre
France
  • Mentor
Barcelona
Barcelona
Spain
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
  • Core
Alcoy
Alcoy
Spain
  • Core
Terrassa
Terrassa
Spain
  • Core
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Vratsa
Vratsa
Bulgaria
  • Core
Bratislava
Bratislava
Slovakia
  • Core
Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece