My presentation illustrates an on-going study in the field of Smart cities’ evaluation. The analysis starts from a revised notion of triple helix considering that Civil society plays a prominent role toward the realization of sustainable development in cities (Etzkowitz and Zhou, 2006).
In order to assess the connections between Smart city development and this institutionalization of the Triple Helix, an Analytic Network Process model has been developed. This interrelated model is used for investigating the relations between smart cities components (smart governance; smart economy; smart people; smart living; smart environment), actors (Universities, Government, Industry and Civil Society ) and policy visions derived from the “Urban Europe” Joint Programme Initiatives, i.e. strategies to which the smart cities are moving to (Connected City, Entrepreneurial City, Liveable City and Pioneer City).