Genova Smart City aims at re-conceiving the city, chasing the concrete utopia of a people-oriented urban environment. Such goals may be achieved by improving the quality of life in its whole, so that the city could be more livable by making service and information, as well as the use of resources and the development of an overall sustainable economy smart.
Genoa has started a process of self makeover in a smart sense, in order to provide a new vision of the city, making it able to change its features depending on the context and integrating the different planning tools by means of uniting strategies.
Therefore, in 2010, grounding on the attention of the research world, the industrial sector, as well as of institutions and financial authorities toward the smart goals, it was decided to create the Genova Smart City Association, thus employing the simplest and most immediate, as well as democratic tool to pursue the shared commitment in a structured way.
The Association was founded upon the initiative of the Genoa Municipality, the University of Genoa and Enel. So far, it includes almost eighty members, which are public and private entities. Its aim is to identify not only the transformation process and program in order to turn Genoa into a smart city, but also actions, projects and initiatives that may be help achieving this goal.