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

A four-day workshop conference and happening about Rákóczi square, at Rákóczi square with people from Rákóczi square. 

The „100 words about Budapest” is the first practical project, which was consciously geared to Smart City Budapest by Mindspace.

A free Budapest map made by locals to guide young travelers through the locals’ favorite places in the Hungarian capital.

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.