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Smart Cities Marketplace


Sofia (1.3M inhabitants), capital city of Bulgaria, is a social and economic metropolitan centre contributing about 30% to the national GDP. Its ambition towards a smart city are laid down in the Sustainable Energy Action Plan 2012-2020 with integrated actions for the implementation of energy management, holistic energy planning and renovation of the building stock, integrated measures in the transport and waste management. Sofia’s participation in the project creates conditions for transfer of leading technologies and practices from the cities of Vienna, Munich and Lyon and exchange of experiences for the development of the strategy and of the Sustainable Urban Mobility Plan (SUMP) at local level. The vision of Sofia is to become "The green and smart capital of Bulgaria – model of sustainable development".