Smart Cities Guide

Smart Cities Research

IESE Cities in Motion Strategies
IESE Business School. Center for Globalization and Strategy (CGS)

IESE Cities in Motion Index
IESE Center for Globalization and Strategy

EC. Smart Cities

Passport – Cities
Database that contains Cities reports, Rankings, Dashboad, Datagraphics and Statistics
Go to Economies> Cities

Analyst’s reports database. Search for “Smart cities”
Use IESE username & password. First-time users must register.

Analyst’s reports database. Search for “Smart cities”
First-time users must register (Ask Library staff for reg ID).

Smart City Report

Smart Cities and Communities Market Place
EIP-SCC Publications

GeoSmartCity Publications
GeoSmartCity implements a platform for the sharing and publication of geographical open data.

Rethinking Smart Cities from the Ground Up

Smart Cities: Background Paper
UK Department for Business, Innovation & Skills
Considers what smart cities mean, and the opportunities that they present for UK economic growth.

Eurocities Smart Cities
Eurocities is a network of major European cities.

Mapping Smart Cities in the EU
European Parliament’s Industry Research and Energy Committee.

Libro blanco Smart Cities
Centro de Innovación del Sector Público de PWC e IE


Rankings & Awards

World Smart City Awards Winners

The Top 10 Smart Cities on the Planet – Co.Exist
Fast Company


City Networks

Smart Cities Council
Free smart city tools, resources and case studies.

Energy Cities
Energy Cities is the European Association of local authorities in energy transition.

City, Vitality and Sustainability. The initiative was launched in 2002 to redefine transport measures and policies in order to create cleaner, better transport in cities.

POLIS Network
Cities and Regions for Sustainable Transport

Leading Cities
Global Network of World-Class Cities

Smart Cities Information System
SCIS brings together project developers, cities, institutions, industry and experts from across Europe to exchange data, experience and know-how and to collaborate on the creation of smart cities and an energy-efficient urban environment.

ERRIN Smart Cities Working Group
ERRIN promotes knowledge exchange between its members, focusing on joint actions and project partnerships to strengthen regional research and innovation capacities.


Events & Conferences

Smart City Expo World Congress

Smart City Forum



ISO 37120:2014
Sustainable development of communities — Indicators for city services and quality of life.

UK Smart City Standards and Publications
The British Standards Institution

Future Cities Catapult
The Urban Innovation Center, London, defines future cities standards.

Smart and Sustainable Cities and Communities
CEN-CENELEC-ETSI Coordination Group

Focus Group on Smart Sustainable Cities
ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Sector (ITU-T)

City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship


Bibliography on Smart Cities

Research at IESE on Smart Cities
IESE Insight

Books and Articles published on Smart Cities



Passport – Cities
Go to Economies> Cities

Statistics on European Cities

Statistics on US Cities
Advameg, Inc.

Urban Development Data
World Bank

UN Demographic and Social Statistics

UN Habitat

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