What is all about?

Putting together the Smart Cities Events hold by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) is an initiative of the Faculty of Public Administration staff members and it is dedicated to open, inclusive, formal and informal dialogue on Smart Cities issues among all interested stakeholders.

The idea behind it is to bring together representatives of governments, intergovernmental organisations, private sector, technical community, academia and civil society, with the aim to facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges and collaboration on Smart Cities related issues.

Our smart objectives are:

  • Raise awareness and promote a better understanding of the Smart Cities concept among stakeholders.
  • Build and strengthen the capacity of these stakeholders to actively participate in national, regional and international Smart Cities developing process.
  • Facilitate multistakeholder discussions, exchanges and collaboration on Smart Cities related issues that are of particular concern for stakeholders.
  • Contribute to creating linkages between the Smart Cities realities at the national, European and international level.

The first Smart Cities Event took place on November 28, 2013 under the name 'Conferința Orașul Inteligent' (Romanian) [Smart Cities Conference] and it was the first of its kind in Romania proving by that that the academia was, and always will be, the most visionary actor in the area of research and development, always finding new trends for a brighter future.

Lates news

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We just published the Agenda for the Smart Cities International Conference, 8th Edition, December 3-4, 2020. - more info here.

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Want to participate at the 8th Edition of the Smart Cities International Conferences? Click here!

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The 7th Volume entitled Smart Cities [Orasul Inteligent] Editia a VII-a has just been published! - more info here.

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Updates on Smart Cities International Conference – Spotlight 2030

This year the Smart Cities International Conference – Spotlight 2030, Eight Edition, 2020, hosted by National University of Political Studies and Public Administration in Bucharest, Romania on December 3-4 will move online – as somehow expected. We will try having a hybrid event with some of the guests, together with the keynote speakers, to be physically present at the venue and others safe home but active for online presentations and debates (using the Cisco Webex platform – we will offer details prior to the event). - more info here.

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Smart City and Regional Development (SCRD) Journal
Special issue: The Impact of COVID-19 on Subnational Governance

Call for Papers: Subnational governments around the world are facing tremendous challenges in preparing answers against the ill-effects of, coordinating immediate responses to, and planning recovery strategies from COVID-19. Hsiang et al. (2020) show evidence that the policy packages that were deployed in China, South Korea, Italy, Iran, France and the United States to reduce the rate of transmission with SarsCov-2 prevented or delayed 61 million confirmed cases, corresponding to averting approximately 495 million total infections. Courtemanch et al. (2020) argue that social distancing measures imposed in the United States in March and April 2020 reduced the daily growth of confirmed COVID-19 cases by 5.4 percentage points after eleven to fifteen days and 9.1 percentage points after sixteen to twenty days - more info here.

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Smart Cities Courses (Romanian)

Am lansat programul postuniversitar de educație permanentă de perfecționare intitulat „Inovare publică și strategii Smart City”. Elaborat de colectivul Facultății de Administrație Publică din cadrul Școlii Naționale de Studii Politice și Administrative (SNSPA) este primul din zona academica românească ce are in vedere instruirea personalului instituțiilor publice în domenii conexe conceptului de Oraș Inteligent (Smart City) - more info here.

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Smart Cities International Conference (SCIC), 8th Edition, 2020

We just launched the Call for Papers for the eight Edition of the Smart Cities International Conference entitled 'Spotlight 2030'. Feel free to access it - hope seeing you at the event (face to face or via Web) - more info here.

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Welcome!

We redesigned the website and we officially launched it on May, 15 2020. It might have lost some elements in terms of design but it gained more in technicality. Your comments are welcomed!! Enjoy browsing!

Hope seeing you at our events!