16 September 2022

Over the course of the summer, many of the Intelligent Cities Challenge (ICC) cities took the time to share updates on their cities during a Meet the Cities interview. Below you can find a short overview of what was discussed as well as links to their full interviews.

Keeping the citizen at the centre of the digitisation strategy in Antwerp and Aarhus

Mentor cities Antwerp and Aarhus have excelled in making their public administration services more accessible and addressing the digital inclusion gap in their cities.

Skellefteå’s green transformation

The establishment of the Northvolt battery factory resulted in fast growth for Skellefteå, bringing employment and migration to the city. In response to this, the city developed a sustainable plan called the Sustainable Skellefteå programme.

Data sharing and skill building in Las Rozas

Building the city’s relationship with businesses and start-ups, boosting the efficiency of public administration and improving the quality of life for its citizens has been the focus for Las Rozas over the course of ICC, with data sharing and skill building playing key roles.

Aix-en-Provence and Métropole Rouen Normandie’s transformed territories

From developing a multi-asset mobile application helping citizens to find a parking spot in the city to using digital data to transform the city into a Sustainable and Intelligent Territory, Aix-en-Provence and Métropole Rouen Normandie have worked hard on the digitisation of their public administration.

A green future in Corfu

The city of Corfu has continued to improve the island’s waste management, energy use, green mobility and e-governance through work on waste collection and recycling, implementing energy-efficient infrastructure and transport, and transitioning to a digital governance approach.

Transformed Demographic Services in Mantova

Mantova successfully digitised five of its Demographic Services meaning citizens can now easily complete activities such as requesting a change of residence and exchanging official information.

New participation platforms in Gliwice and Poznań

The Polish cities of Gliwice and Poznań chose to focus on improving citizen participation and digitisation of public administration during their ICC journeys. The cities successfully developed new participation processes and platforms among other advancements.

Pescara’s eco-efficient theatres

Pescara has been working hard on the eco-efficiency of its local theatres. The ‘Pescara4theatres’ programme is committed to promoting citizen engagement and art through immersive and eco-friendly experiences.

Sweden Emilia Romagna Network’s national and transnational projects

4 cities from across Italy and Sweden joined forces to create the Sweden Emilia Romagna Network. Together, the cities are working on three main policy areas, they have developed national and transnational projects focused on digitalisation, green transition and inclusion.

Idrija’s digital-first approach to public administration

By harnessing city data and improving government transparency, the city of Idrija has increased citizen participation and crafted a digital-first approach to public administration.

Data transmission and collaboration in Jyväskylä and Velika Gorica

Velika Gorica and Jyväskylä' have been working hard on their Green Economy track through projects that help them to understand the heating scheme in the city and achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.

Thanks to all cities for sharing their updates, the ICC celebrates these great achievements so far and looks forward to finding out how the cities continue to grow.