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
Aix-en-Provence
Aix-en-Provence
France
  • Core
Gava
Gava
Spain
  • Core
Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece
  • Core
Coastal Towns Association
Coastal Towns Association
Italy
  • Core
Métropole Européenne de Lille
Métropole Européenne de Lille
France
  • Core
Rome
Metropolitan City of Capital Rome
Italy
  • Core
Tripoli
Tripoli
Greece
  • Core
Bistrița
Bistrița
Romania
  • Core
Pescara
Pescara
Italy
  • Mentor
Porto
Porto
Portugal
  • Core
Valongo
Valongo
Portugal
  • Mentor
Toronto
Toronto
Canada