In December, the City of Tartu replaced 320 existing sodium lights in the city centre area of Tartu with energy efficient LED lighting. The new lighting together with the traffic and environmental sensors form a smart street lighting network.
SAB has finalised the renovation of its social-housing in Sonderborg. Now the second of three housing associations in Sonderborg has completed the retrofitting works as part of the SmartEnCity project.
And the winner is…Tartu ! In autumn 2017, Tartu not only received three out of ten prizes in "Energy action of the year 2017" but also the "Global District Energy Climate Award", which is a big success and rewarded Tartu's efforts in the field of district heating and cooling.
The City Council of Vitoria – Gasteiz, VISESA, EVE and GIROA presented on December 5th an update of SmartEnCity project citizens’ adhesions data for the refurbishment of Coronación district.
SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Vitoria-Gasteiz, Tartu and Sonderborg have developed, tested and implemented numerous innovative solutions according to their respective needs and circumstances of which 21 are now online and available for the public.
On 16th November 2017, the local consortium in Lighthouse City Tartu organised a local information event in order to give an update about the SmartEnCity retrofitting actions and discuss the rights and duties of inhabitants who are affected by these actions, as well as other practical issues.
"Empower your city transition - Citizen Engagement learnings from SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz" is the title of an article about how to create society engagement. For the development of a citizen engagement strategy for Vitoria-Gasteiz, the CES Model has been applied. This tool is the product of five years of practice and research on collaborative projects, done by H-ENEA.
SmartEnCity and eleven further smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 14-16 November – the biggest edition to date – to show how cities are leading the way in driving sustainable and smart innovation.
Together with all Smart City projects from across Europe, SmartEnCity will be featured at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress is set to take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 14-16 November
This summer, residents of Tartu were invited to become actively involved in the planning of a public bicycle system. 247 people participated in the mapping of locations as well as the survey. As a result, a total of 2386 locations for possible public bicycle parking facilities were marked on the web map.