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The iCity Project, the European opportunity for smart cities

It has been four years since the iCity Project started; in 2012 three European cities, Barcelona, Bologna and Genova decided to work together on a very ambitious project that had to change the way Apps are created and presented the proposal to the

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The power of communication, the success of the iCity Project

Having a good project is basic in order to get people believe in it, implicate and participate. And when the aim of this project is to change, at least a little bit, the world where we live in, people participation becomes imperative. This is exactly the position where the iCity Project was when it started 5 years ago. At that time there were a big handicap, people didn’t understand what we were doing, what was our goal or why were we doing what we did.

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Solving city issues with SEAT

What makes an idea a great one is not only its originality but also its utility. The fact that something is needed in society is, very often, what makes it successful. According to this premise, iCity Project and SEAT have been working on a great idea that can solve one of the biggest dramas for European drivers, especially in big cities: parking.

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Contributing for a better mobility at the Smart City Expo World Congress

On November 19th, we presented a paper at the Smart City Expo World Congress, in the track M058: Mobility as a Service. This paper is about the proof of concept that the iCity Project and SEAT have been developed jointly with Barcelona and Reus.

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The European design in the  SMART CITY : Focus on iCity Project

The iCity Project (whose full official title is 'Open App Ecosystem, related to foster innovation in smart cities'), promoted and co-financed by the European Union, and which Genoa took part together in Barcelona, Bologna and London, was a pioneering project in the ICT field.

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iCity Apps, the social shape of the iCity Project

The iCity Project has always been focused on profiles as developers, administrations and technological companies because these were the main assets with the knowledge and resources to build the basis of the project. Since July the project has made a step forward and is offering a new service to the general public, an App store, the iCity Apps.