Milan is a city in northern Italy, capital of Lombardy, with a population of about 1.4 million. It is the second-most populous city in Italy after Rome. Milan is the country's industrial and financial heart. 

Since 2012, Milan has adopted several plans across different policy areas such as urban development, sustainable mobility, energy efficiency, sharing economy and smart cities.

In 2016 Milan participated in The Sharing Cities lighthouse programme that fostered international collaboration between industry and cities, seeking to develop integrated smart city solutions. The project demonstrated the effectiveness of new technologies in improving urban mobility, increasing the energy efficiency of buildings and reducing carbon emissions in the the Porta Romana/Vettabbia district. The project connected the historic centre of the city to Milan’s agricultural belt. This area includes a functional mix of private and social housing units, the integration of transportation systems (e-cars, e-bikes charging points, smart parking) around a new station and a large park. This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. 

Milan aims to turn itself into a smart and innovative city centred on its citizens.

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Singapore
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Budapest
Budapest
Hungary
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France
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Alcobendas
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Pori
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Finland
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Mechelen
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Belgium
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