City Interest Group

The GrowSmarter project is looking to recruit 20 cities to be part of the City Interest Group.

Members belonging to this Group will have the opportunity to closely follow activities within the Lighthouse and Follower Cities and: 

  • Participation in the capacity building/study visit series within the Lighthouse Cities
  • Receive all detailed information from Lighthouse City implementation
  • Access to a helpdesk for any questions related to smart city development
  • The first three members that produce an Implementation Potential Study will have the opportunity to receive one on-site capacity building workshop to support the development of a full Replication Plan, organised by ICLEI- Local Governments for Sustainability with the involvement of Lighthouse and/or Follower Cities as appropriate. 

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Who can join the City Interest Group? 

If YOU are a European City interested in taking up new and innovative solutions to improve your urban environment.

The City Interest Group concept & requirements

This short 3-page description can be downloaded here. You can also flick through our PPT and video for more of an overview.

How to apply

Applicants are requested to submit a completed expression of interest form to