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.

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How can cooperative urban projects improve our cities? Stories, case studies, numbers and methods from the Cooperative City Magazine.

Bridge Budapest is a non-profit organisation founded by a group of Hungarian entrepreneurs who work to improve our world and create jobs via globally-used products and rapidly growing businesses.

For a night in May, vocal music fills not only the concert halls, but the streets, squares and hidden corners of 8th district in Budapest.

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After the autumn defibrillation of Rákóczi Square we were already pondering about the future of the Market Hall’s neighborhood and on how to open up possibilities for the revived community. 

Despite the winter weather of March we started to explore the Rákóczi Square with a team of 5 youngsters. This first phase of our program was about collecting data and experiences. 

Budapest is an open book, you just have to look around and read through the lines.