The Tartu SmartEnCity project has become well-known for creating artworks, either on the facades of renovated apartment building or nearby. In May 2022, the 17th and last artwork of the project was erected in the city: a sculpture titled “The Planter on Turu Street”.
On 2 June 2022, the final information event was held for the residents of the Tartu pilot area to share results and experiences.
The SmartEnCity project is ending in July 2022! It has been a 6.5 years journey that we have had the pleasure of sharing with the 35-partner SmartEnCity consortium from 6 different countries – managing also to reach a total of 70 SmartEnCity Network member cities! All working towards the same goal – to become Smart Zero Carbon Environments!
On 14 and 15 June, SmartEnCity project was celebrating its Final Conference at the EUROPA CONGRESS PALACE, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. More than 120 particpants attended the event over the two days and experienced interesting panels and speakers, discussing about results of SmartEnCity project and plans towards a carbon-free future.
End of July, SmartEnCity project is coming to an end. With the final newsletter, the main outcomes are introduced and our Lighthouse and Follower Cities as well as Network are giving summaries on their achievements in the frame of SmartEnCity.
In early 2022, the University of Tartu along with the Tartu engagement working group organized a post-renovation survey among pilot area residents. A similar survey was carried out before the renovation in 2018. The follow-up post-renovation survey was created to understand the impact of the SmartEnCity project on the pilot area and what has changed in the five years.
Over the course of the project, Tartu Regional Energy Agency has been monitoring the 17 renovated apartment buildings both in terms of energy consumption and performance.
After the successful implementation of SmartEnCity integrated energy planning (IEP) process, the Municipality of Asenovgrad directed its efforts towards spreading the knowledge and experience among other Bulgarian municipalities, members of the local SEC Network.
"Vitoria-Gasteiz is striving towards a more resilient human scale city model that prioritises people, their health, safty and well-being. Innovative approaches, such as the SmartEnCity project, provided an ideal framework with which to confront uncertainties and difficulties in a cooperative way between the different technical partners and stakeholders", said AnaOregi, Deputy Mayor City of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The SmartEnCity Network is continuing to grow every day and now stands at 68 city members! The interest in our Network goes beyond any expectations, and we are so pleased to see so many ambitious cities joining us in the fight against climate change which are also on the path towards creating smart, sustainable, and resource-efficient urban environments in Europe.