What is 'Smart City Budapest' Initiative?

Smart City Budapest (SCB) Initiative collects mostly grassroots projects and organisations from Budapest which are connected to the smart city concept. SCB Initiative aims to introduce best practices from businesses, institutions, non-profit organisations and the people of Budapest. With knowledge transfer our goal is to encourage citizens to take actions for a better city. A city is smart when investments in capital and communication infrastructure fuel sustainable economic growth and a high quality of life, in combination with an efficient use of natural resources. But a smart city doesn't exist without smart citizens.

Projects highlight

The first Ciclovia Budapest event is organized by NGO's of Budapest on 21th of September 2014 to promote the importance of the car-free streets.

Special guide for children between 8 and 13 edited by kultúrAktív Association
The Jewish Quarter of Budapest for Children forms part of a set of workbooks titled Your City.

PLACCC is conceived as an event organised on an annual basis with the aim of introducing the genre of site-specific performance to the Hungarian public. 

Our news

The project was a great way to share our experiences of working with markets in urban areas. 

For the past two years (2018-19), we have been trying to shake up Rákóczi square in the VIIIth district of Budapest. In October we had our final mini-festival, the 5th Rákóczisquaring.

Relaunching Rákóczi Community Breakfast

We kicked off the new season by reimagining BRFK Gallery. The new place, called Rákócity became an urban lab with exhibitions and project focusing on the neighbourhood.