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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Busan
Busan
Korea
  • Core
Guimarães
Guimarães
Portugal
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Toronto
Toronto
Canada
  • Core
Mantova
Mantua
Italy
  • Core
Granada
Granada
Spain
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Phoenix
Greater Phoenix Connective
USA
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Milan
Milan
Italy
  • Core
Velika Gorica
Velika Gorica
Croatia
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
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Mannheim
Mannheim
Germany
  • Core
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
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Ljubljana
Ljubljana
Slovenia