Inspiring examples of European smart cities include Amsterdam, Barcelona, Helsinki and Vienna (to name a few). Each of them tunes the smart city concept to its own needs, but what they all have in common is the basic premise of using digital tools, services and processes to improve the city's mobility, sustainability, public services, retail, culture, and more.
The city of Amsterdam, for instance, is working closely with residents and visitors to develop ideas and solutions aimed at improving liveability in the city – in domains ranging from smart living and mobility to fostering the creation of a smart economy.
Vienna, another example, has set itself the target to significantly reduce its resource (e.g. energy) consumption, without giving in on quality of living, safety and security.