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
Lagos
Lagos
Nigeria
  • Mentor
Rijeka
Rijeka
Croatia
  • Mentor
Medellín
Medellín
Colombia
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Cartagena
Cartagena
Spain
  • Core
Skopje
Skopje
Republic of North Macedonia
  • Mentor
Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Sarajevo
Sarajevo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Core
Mechelen
Mechelen
Belgium
  • Core
Pamplona
Pamplona
Spain
  • Core
Gelsenkirchen
Gelsenkirchen
Germany
  • Core
Gdańsk
Gdańsk
Poland