From 19-21 November, SmartEnCity representatives participated in this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain.
Get the latest news and read the brand new SEC Network Bulletin - this month reporting from the 4th Estonian Smart City Club meeting (the national based SmartEnCity Network in Estonia). Furthermore, you can read about the latest initiatives of one of the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities – Sonderborg, Denmark. Learn about how the city transition its Roadmap2025 integrated energy plan into execution and find out more about the 100% Climate Neutrality Conference and the Hackathon focused on Sonderborg´s climate and energy challenges.
Coronación Demo District in Vitoria Gasteiz is harnessing European resources to become more sustainable and to enhance citizens’ life quality. Two European projects SmartEnCity (GA 691883) and BIM Speed (GA 820553) are sharing two buildings from the demo district as case studies in two complementary approaches that may serve to fulfil both projects’ main objectives while providing the tenants with a higher comfort with cutting edge technologies applied in renovation.
On 7.- 8. November, SmartEnCity project partner University of Tartu organized a thematical session in the framework of Tartu's Planning Conference 2019.
Ilze Salnaja-Värv is the first tour guide to receive an official certification and approval to start offering a SmartEnCity themed tour to visitors of Tartu.
On October 29, representatives of five Estonian cities and rural governments met in Valga, Estonia, for the fourth meeting of the Estonian Smart City Club. Participating were representatives of Tartu, Elva, Tapa, Valga and Paide, in addition to the SmartEnCity project partners Institute of Baltic Studies (IBS)and Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA).
What was happening in our Lighthouse Cities during the past 6 month? How are the Follower Cities doing? What about the SmartEnCity Network acitivies?
The new edition of the Network Bulletin informs about the growing SmartEnCity Network family, on the succes of our rewarded Lighthouse Cites Sonderborg and Tartu and on Tartu's experiences with retrofitting Soviet-era apartment buildings.
Sonderborg Municipality has been rewarded with the 'City of Innovation' award, which was presented at the conference 'Euro-China Green & Smart City Summit' held in the Chinese city of Nanning, September 2019. Sonderborg was awarded the prize for working within the EU project - SmartEnCity
On 27th September, Project Partner UTAR held a session “Smart post-socialist city”. Smart City is a very general term for noting the application of technologies in cities and in reality, it is very often used as a branding term for the cities. Academic research on smart cities has been mostly focused on the contexts of Western and Asian cities, much less is known about Eastern-European and post-socialist cities. This in mind, UTAR organized a session to provoke the discussion about applying new technologies, using new datasets and planning practices in post-socialist cities.