The Smart City project in the Brussels-Capital Region aims to create positive change by improving neighborhood well-being, furthering urban development, and building ties between public, private, and academic sectors. Smart City Brussels encourages sustainable thinking, such as saving « energy, materials, food and financial resources ». Brussels hopes to advance the smart city project according to three dimensions: « sustainable development in response to ecological issues », « human development in response to social issues », and « economic development in response to the issues of prosperity ». A key aspect of this project is the use of technology to create an integrated city. To learn more about how Smart City Brussels addresses issues such as energy efficiency and renewable energy, view their solar map.
The Brussels Smart City project provides city inhabitants wiht a tool to understand the current production, and potential of solar energy in the capital region. This tool is the solar map. If you are interested in learning about the solar production in Brussels, you can view production by solar panels in kWh, production per inhabitant, and production per km². The Solar Map shows data of the number of families supplied with solar panel, as well as how many tons of CO₂ are avoided. The Solar Map displays data for up to three days a week at one time. See more.