This IDC Government Insights Perspective presents Smart City developments in Europe during July–September 2019. It covers major ICT contracts, projects, pilots, product announcements, and business activities. The document organizes European Smart Cities initiatives according to five strategic areas: economic development and civic engagement; sustainable planning and administration; data-driven public safety; resilient energy and infrastructure; and intelligent transport.
"The interoperability of digital solutions is crucial for cities and communities to thrive in the digital age. Public and private organizations are working on standards and guidelines to support the implementation of Smart City technology based on key principles like interoperability, openness, transparency, and protection of data privacy." — Senior Research Analyst Julia Neuschmid, IDC Government Insights