Lighthouse City Tartu is getting famous because of its numerous mural artworks
The new article of EU platform CORDIS reports on the first ever mural art exhibition of Lighthouse City Tartu. Each wall painting is the crowning glory of the SmartEnCity renovation activities. The colourful murals are attracting citizens and vistors equally and making Tartu famous far beyond its borders.
SmartEnCity Network Bulletin no.21 - August 2020 released
Read the new edition of our SmartEnCity Network Bulletin which provides latest activities of our Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz as well as news from the SmartEnCity Network Community.
Vitoria-Gasteiz unveiled new wall painting
The house façade of Eulogio Serdán Street appears in a new look because the wall painting has finally been completed. It took a long time, but it was worth it. With the involvement of neighbours, artists, technicians and students, the idea was put into practice.
New wall painting in Lighthouse City Tartu
Tartu's latest mural is the result of the joint efforts of a father and his son. Mid-July, the 13th wall painting of SmartEnCity project was completed. It is titled “Blowers” and is located on the end wall of the Tiigi Street 3 apartment building, next to the University of Tartu Library. The author and painter of the mural is Markus Kasemaa, a local artist.
Cities4ZERO Approach to Foresight for Fostering Smart Energy Transition on Municipal Level
This new SmartEnCity scientific publication by Merit Tartar (Institute of Baltic Studies), Tarmo Kalvet and Marek Tiits (both Institute of Baltic Studies and Tallinn University of Technology) is dealing with smart energy transition at municipal level, which is increasingly gaining importance but challenges are remaining regarding the tools, involvement of stakeholders and on the development of policies.
Tartu's first ever outdoor art exhibition opened
On July 20, the first ever local SmartEnCity outdoor art exhibition, explaining and hightlighting Tartu's wall paintings, was opened in Tartu, on the iconic arch bridge that crosses the river Emajõgi. The exhibition is called “Smartovka murals” and the descriptions of the murals are coming in both, in Estonian and English language.
Vitoria-Gasteiz starts testing its new 100% electric bus
The final prototype of the vehicle, which was presented last week on Tuesday, 14 July at an official ceremony with the city´s mayor and representatives from the provincial and regional governments, will be tested without passengers during the coming months on the route of Line 2 of TUVISA (the city´s public bus company), where it will enter into service in mid 2021. Apart from the first convoy, the two pantographs that will allow to re-charge batteries at the two Line extremes were also installed.
SmartEnCity shares experience with other European projects INTENSIFY and ATELIER.
During the last weeks, SmartEnCity’s Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz took part in several workshops from different European projects with the aim of sharing its experience and helping these projects to achieve their objectives by learning from SmartEnCity.
District Heating construction works started in Vitoria Gasteiz’s demo area
Another major milestone reached in Lighthouse City Vitoria Gasteiz: July 2020 has been the kick off month for the District Heating Network construction works. With this actuation, citizens and district neighbours can finally see, how the ambitious plans for the new infrastructure become real.
Virtual study tour to Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz
SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz has welcomed representatives of the H2020 projects SMARTENCITY, OPENGELA and AGREE and invited to a virtual study tour which you can follow on YouTube.