Due to the positive influence of the SmartEnCity project, the political groups of the Vitoria-Gasteiz city council unanimously approved a structural modification of the city’s General Plan of Urban Planning on 17th July, in order to facilitate the deployment of district heating systems in the urban fabric.
The Tartu City Government is looking for input concerning possible locations for rental stations in the public bicycle sharing system, so that city residents would also put rented bicycle to use in their everyday activities.
The SmartEnCity project activities in Tartu have inspired the conduction of several academic researches from two higher education institutions in Estonia – the Tallinn Technological University and the Estonian University of Life Sciences.
Tartu will soon have intelligent LED street lighting – installed within the framework of SmartEnCity. After the instalment of the energy efficient street lighting in the city centre, management controllers as well as traffic and environmental sensors will be integrated.
With 44 new biogas buses, Sonderborg became a frontrunner of smart public transport. The new buses can carry bikes, charge mobile phones and offer free web access.
“We improve our Coronación Neighbourhood" was the name of an informative session for citizens in the Aldabe civic centre in Vitoria, on June 23rd and 24th, 2017. With a total attendance of more than 200 people during the two days, the event was very well received by interested citizens.
As a result of the SmartEnCity efforts, the Basque Government and the City Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz have decided to grant complementary aid to the European, regional and local aid reserved for promoting the project, in order to facilitate access for those people with limited income and difficulties to obtain funding.
“Smarter is Cleaner” policy session at European Energy Sustainable Week 2017 – Learning from the SCC1 smart city projects
The EUSEW brought together the nine smart city ‘Lighthouse’ projects in a policy session. Representatives of the lighthouse and follower cities exchanged on the environmental, financial and societal benefits of smart solutions. David Drysdale of Aalborg University was representing the SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Sonderborg.
After more than 12 months of project activities, the European Commission has approved the first 10 deliverables of which 5 are public and now available for downloading.
Deliverable 2.1: Review of Regulatory gaps and recommendations to facilitate city transformation processes
This deliverables describes which potential barriers for successful implementation of the demonstrator projects in SmartEnCity anticipated by the involved partners.