POLISH SMART CITY
Gdynia – kilometres of sandy beaches and steep cliffs, beech forests with numerous hiking and cycling routes, hilltops with breathtaking views. The diversity of landscape is impressive: on the one hand the Baltic Sea, on the other hand moraine hills covered with forests, resembling sights characteristic of mountain terrain. Appealing leisure areas, the forest, the sea in the centre of the city and international cultural and sport events such as Open’er Festival, Ladies’ Jazz Festiwal, Red Bull Air Race, Gdynia Film Festival, Gdynia Design Days, Ironman 70.3 competition or the great The Tall Ships’ Races encourage millions of people from all over the world to visit Gdynia. The city enchants with nature, clean air, high quality of living, opportunities for professional development and, what is very important, allows to live with passion. Kind and hospitable residents who are most satisifed with their city prove all this.
– 89% of residents are satisfied with living in Gdynia
– 45% of Gdynia area is covered by forests
– Gdynia is the city with some of the cleanest air in the whole country
Modernist architecture- the inseparable bond between Gdynia and the sea is emphasised even by the city’s architecture dominated by the style called the Modernism of Gdynia. The ship-like buildings with characteristic quarter-decks, porthole windows, masts, or curves can be found on virtually every corner. The Modernist Centre of Gdynia is unique as a heritage site of European town planning and architecture and it is included on the UNESCO tentative list.
Gdynia’s main natural advantage is its seaside location. For a long time, the city’s economy was driven by the maritime industry and tourism. But today Gdynia is developing in many different directions. The city is not limited to the big industries and want to create favorable conditions for various investment developments. Gdynia is the first city in Poland and this part of Europe to receive the ISO 37120 ( at the highest possible, platinium level), a smart city certificate and be registered on the international open city data portal (www.dataforcities.org), where you can check the city’s position compared to global leaders.
Gdynia has an exceptionally high standard of life, which is it’s distinguishing feature. According to Financial Times group fDi Magazine rankings GDYNIA IS THE POLISH CITY OF THE FUTURE.