INTELCITY: 'Towards Intelligent Sustainable Cities'

  • Project team:

    Paskaleva-Shapira, Krassimira (Project leader); Bettina-Johanna Krings; Michael Rader; Volker Stelzer

  • Funding:

    European Commission

  • Start date:


  • End date:


  • Project partners:

    University of Salford, UK; Technical Research Centre of Finland (VTT); Institute for Technology Assessment and System Analysis (ITAS) in Karlsruhe and Institute of Ecological and Regional Development (IÖR) in Dresden, Germany; French Scientific and Technical Building Center (CSTB); Free University of Amsterdam (ESI), The Netherlands; University of Florence (TaeD UNIFI) and Polytechnic of Turin, Italy; Napier University and University of the West of England, UK.

  • Research group:

    Sustainability and environment

Project description

INTELCITY is a one-year RTD (Research Technical Development) roadmap project funded by the E.U. Information Societies Technology (IST) Programme. It aims to explore new opportunities for sustainable development of cities through the intelligent use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs). It will integrate the knowledge of experts in sustainable urban development (SUD) and ICTs to deliver a roadmap that relates the range of potential ICT development options to planning and urban re/development processes.

The main objectives of INTELCITY are to:

  • link ICT and SUD research groups in a thematic network,
  • identify a range of visions and scenarios for innovative use of ICTs to rethink the organisation of the city and for planning and urban development processes,
  • identify social, economic and technical barriers to implementing new ways of ICT working in urban re/development processes, and
  • explore consensus over research opportunities with the stakeholders involved.

The partnership is led by the University of Salford, UK. As one of the three lead partners, ITAS will play a central role in the initiative as leading of Workpackage 1 "ICTs in Sustainable Urban Planning and Design" and key to the development of the final "Roadmap towards Intelligent Sustainable Cities"


Journal Articles
Curwell, S.; Deakin, M.; Cooper, I.; Paskaleva-Shapira, K.; Ravetz, J.; Babicki, D.
Citizens’ expectations of information cities: implications for urban planning and design
2005. Building Research and Information, 33, 55–66. doi:10.1080/0961321042000329422
Paskaleva, K.
Digital cultural cities: Enhancing European heritage by intelligent tourism
2003. INTELCITIES European Conference (2003), Siena, Italy, March 27–28, 2003 


Dr. Krassimira Paskaleva-Shapira, PhD
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS)
P.O. Box 3640
76021 Karlsruhe