What is 'Smart City Budapest' Initiative?

Smart City Budapest (SCB) Initiative collected mostly grassroots projects and organisations from Budapest which are connected to the smart city concept from 2014 till 2020. SCB Initiative aimed 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

Since the first Plantwall was built back in 2006, Green Fortune has completed over 230 Plantwall projects in 16 different countries. Green Fortune is an international organisation, their vision is Urban Cultivation.

It is a year-round educational program on social entrepreneurship dedicated to students and it is hosted by Impact HUB Budapest in Hungary.

An innovative and engaging concept to playfully educate children about the importance and meaning of energy and sustainability.

Our news

The Smart City Budapest initiative has come a very exciting way in the last 7 years, and this website summarizes the results of this period and makes it searchable for everyone.

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.