Systemic Changes in Governance. Equipping local governments for realising climate-neutral and smart cities

Far-reaching changes in governance tested by cities



European Commission's Scalable Cities

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Making European cities climate-neutral and smart requires a huge paradigm shift and profound changes in current governance practices, to a considerable extent even systemic changes.

This Governance Solution Booklet presents the far-reaching changes in governance tested by cities during their participation in Horizon 2020 Smart City Lighthouse (SCC-01) projects between 2014 and 2022. Following an in-depth analysis of the body of knowledge created by these projects, and after several direct interviews with city representatives and project partners, the booklet collects recommendations, solutions and good practices for governance for climate-neutral and smart cities.

Download the booklet on the EU’s Smart Cities Marketplace website here.