An exciting example of tactical urbanism in Hungary is the creation of a "New Boulevard" in Budapest, between the Small and the Great Boulevard (more precisely between Andrássy street and Üllői street, connecting Székely Mihály - Kazinczy - Szentkirályi streets), where, according to the project description, "people like to walk, shop, organise community activities and neighbourhood programmes: a people-centred boulevard, where human encounters and urban recreation are at the forefront, alongside the birdsong."
In 2020, Espoo signed a global commitment on circular economy and stated co-operating in all divisions of the city as well as more than 40 partner and companies. There are also circular and sharing economy experiments for citizens, such as neighbourhood marketplaces and tool shares. However, the partnerships also look above and beyond the city borders: the innovations created in Espoo could spread across the globe.
Székesfehérvár was the first city among the cities with county rights to launch a city mobile application, which helped to provide quick and reliable information to Székesfehérvár residents during the coronavirus epidemic. In addition to the latest news and information, it can also be used for map-based bug reports and to report city operation problems.
Since its foundation in 2008, EN-CO Software Ltd. has grown into a company with a staff of 140 people, designing and delivering a full palette of unique and personalised software solutions. It believes that providing quality service to partners is the key to success. EN-CO Software Ltd. is engaged in the design, development and implementation of custom software as well as the management of integrated systems. Since 2020, the company has placed increased emphasis on the development of proprietary products, with PigBrother as one of its most successful projects to date.
Marquard Media's initiative aims to help small businesses in Hungary through the crisis caused by the epidemic.
The #vegyélhazait initiative was launched with the aim of creating a platform for Hungarian fashion, artists, creators and gastronomy, where members of the community can present themselves and spread the word.
Foodhub.hu reconnects small-scale farmers directly with businesses looking for local, high-quality fresh ingredients, be they restaurants, farmer’s markets or food retailers. The company is on the mission to solve inefficiencies in the local food distribution by providing the tools and knowledge to develop a resilient local food economy. It supports small-scale producers with demand-driven advisory services while providing chefs and consumers with on-demand access to quality products.
The first step in the rollout of the City of Perth’s new smart city innovation program has been achieved with the award of three tenders. The City was successful in securing a matched funding grant worth $1.3million from the Australian Government, through the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. This will see ground work commence on technology development and installation of hardware for four projects - Smart Precinct, Smart Irrigation, Smart Sustainability and Data Hub.
Munch.hu is a platform where restaurants, bakeries, supermarkets, hotels and other stores can sell their surplus food. The aim of Munch.hu is to fight against food waste. The platform is accessible from the browser and via the phone application. The app is constantly being developed based on feedback to make it as easy to use as possible. Customers can order Munches (packages) that contain surprise food. These packages can be purchased at a 40-70% discount.
The Smart Urban Co-Innovation Lab, Southeast Asia’s first industry-led lab for smart cities solutions development, initiated by CapitaLand and supported by the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and Enterprise Singapore (ESG), is officially opened.
The Coral Gables Smart Districts project implements several interconnected and interoperable elements that include a Smart City Hub public platform ( www.coralgables.com/smartcity ), a Data Marketplace, an Application Store, Transparency Portals, a Community Intelligence Center; Data Platforms, Internet of Things, and a robust and resilient technology infrastructure with high-speed communications.