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Oslo Smart City Strategy

The vision for Oslo is to make it a smarter, greener, more inclusive and creative city for all citizens – a city that innovates with the citizens’ interest and well-being at the core.

Oslo has a wide range of smart technology projects, such as hydrogen and electrical buses. (Photo: Krister Sørbø/City of Oslo)Oslo has a wide range of smart technology projects, such as hydrogen and electrical buses. (Photo: Krister Sørbø/City of Oslo)A smart city is an urban development vision to improve the lives of the citizens by being open, connected, sustainable and innovative. Smart application, utilisation and integration of new technology, sectors and services is key to benefit the most important piece in the puzzle: the citizen.

A Smart City utilises and integrates multiple information and communication technology (ICT) and Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in a secure fashion to develop and manage a city's key areas. These areas can be all from city governance, citizens’ services, energy management, waste management, water management urban mobility, education, industry development, welfare and health care and other community services. This requires the city to be smart across all sectors and in cooperation with relevant stakeholders internally and externally.

There are a wide range of smart city projects in Oslo, from testing electrical buses, zero-emission construction sites and retrofitting existing buildings to developing circle-based waste management and green energy systems. Any citizen-oriented services that can be digitalised will be digitalised and the needs of the citizens are the guiding principles for development.