Kastav is the first city in Croatia to adopt the Smart City Development Strategy 2017-2022. Almost 300 inhabitants participated in the drafting of the Strategy.
In the process of implementation are the: KastApp application, smart bus stops with bus arrival announcement, intelligent street lighting, introduction of digital solutions in the governance and public procurement or innovative ways of financing facilities for social purposes. Regarding long-term plans, the project of construction of smart resorts is distinguished, as it shall, with the use of modern technologies, facilitate, simplify and speed up citizens’ daily life in the city on the one hand, and reduce the costs of the local government on the other
CITY OF RIJEKA DECLARED BEST IN SMART CITY CATEGORY
Gradonacelnik.hr, Hanza media and Ipsos have organized a project of selection of the best Croatian cities. The proclamation and award ceremony were held on October 11th, 2018 in the Hotel Amadria Park Šibenik, as part of the Days of Regional Development and EU funds, organized by the Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.
The City of Rijeka was awarded the Smart City title. In fact, for a number of years now, the City of Rijeka has been developing projects that contribute to the Smart city concept, and therefore, during 2017 and 2018 has launched the implementation of 83 projects that are currently in progress. Moreover, the City of Rijeka carries out the project “Application of drones in road projects and in the updating of GIS orthophoto bases”.
KEY PROJECTS ENABLING RIJEKA TO BECOME A SMART CITY
In 2015, the daily business newspaper Poslovni dnevnik had already recognized the potential of the City of Rijeka, and in the category of Smarter economy awarded Rijeka with the Cities of the future award for the project Startup Incubator for young entrepreneurs.
Raising the quality of life of citizens, transparency of the work of the local self-government, a multitude of development programmes aimed at entrepreneurs, opening of business centres and incubators, environmental protection, smart resource management, including the money from the city budget – this is only part of a broader list of activities that Rijeka has undertaken in the past few years on its path of transformation into a Smart city.
- Social incubator
- Local Partnership Programme Rijeka
- Startup Incubator
- Open Data Portal of the City of Rijeka
- e-Service Portal
- e-Signature app and electronic documents
- Smart cards
- ICT for Energy Efficiency – Information and communication technologies for energy efficiency in cities