The tech ecosystem in Europe is flourishing making it a role model for the rest of the world. European cities have better public transit, a stronger focus on low CO2 emissions and sustainability, a larger population interested in walking and cycling, and much more that lead to both smarter and sustainable cities.
A smart city uses more efficient networks and services with the deployment of telecommunication and digital technologies. It benefits both the residents and businesses equally. Moving beyond the use of information and communication technologies for less emissions and improved use of resources, a smart city involves other aspects such as upgraded water supply, smarter urban transport networks, more efficient ways to heat and light buildings, etc. Basically, it means a more responsive and more interactive city administration and a more convenient and safer place of living.