Once again, we would like to inform you of the publication of the “Smart Cities Study 2023”. This fifth edition focuses on cities as innovation-driven ecosystems, spaces for collaboration and creativity where pilot projects are generated in response to social and economic challenges. These projects drive R&D&I from a public-private perspective and contribute to the achievement of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

The study, developed by the UCLG Digital Cities Community of Practice chaired by the city of Bilbao, highlights the current situation and the main trends in the six axes that make up smart cities: Smart Economy, New Mobility, Environment, Digital Citizenship, Quality of Life and Smart Governance.

Through the participation of 20 cities from 16 countries, the study identifies local good practices that can be transferable to other cities internationally, and also visualizes the barriers and enablers for the development of smart cities. In addition, it establishes connections between these good practices and the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda, with the purpose of serving as a reference guide for other cities interested in advancing to Smart Cities in their contribution to the SDGs.

The study is available in Spanish and English.

The Study can be downloaded here.