Yesterday, Basque Government’s Housing Minister, Iñaki Arriola and Vitoria-Gasteiz’s Mayor, Gorka Urtaran, visited accompanied by Visesa’s General Manager, Carlos Quindós, the retrofitting works that Visesa is carrying out in 26 buildings (302 dwellings) in Coronación demo district. The visit was also attended by the Deputy Mayor, Ana Oregi and the Deputy Housing Minister Pedro Jauregui.
On October 15, representatives of Tartu pilot area housing associations gathered for a both physical and virtual meeting to discuss the new developments regarding the smart home system. Due to the pandemic situation, the meeting was organised both physically and virtually, i.e. a live stream of the event was made available for anyone who did not feel comfortable attending in person.
In September, the 15th SmartEnCity artwork in Tartu was created on the end wall of Kalevi 8 apartment building. The author of the artwork “Time I” is Vello Vinn, one of the most renowned and legendary printmakers and artists in Estonia.
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At the end of September, Tartu unveiled the first sculpture in framework of SmartEnCity project in front of Tiigi 19 apartment building. The sculpture is called “Polished diamond” and the author is the Estonian sculptor and installation artist Art Allmägi.
On 22 September, the final lesson of the "SmartEnCity Academy for Zero Carbon Transition” took place. Overall, more than 250 city and municipality representatives, project developers, researchers and other interested stakeholders took part in the four lessons, learning more about the SmartEnCity approach to Smart City development.
This month’s Network Bulletin addresses the development of the national SmartEnCity Networks in Estonia and Spain, the integrated energy planning process of our Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz and how SmartEnCity activities are affected by COVID 19.
Residents of Tartu will be able to review Tartu Energy 2030+, also known as the new Tartu Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) which was created as part of the SmartEnCity project.
The European Week of Regions and Cities is an annual four-day event during which cities and regions showcase their capacity to create growth and jobs, implement European Union cohesion policy, and prove the importance of the local and regional level for good European governance. In 2020, the event will take place over three weeks and will be digitally available. Meet SmartEnCity representatives on 15 and 21 October!
This week, the 14th mural of the SmartEnCity project was completed in Tartu. The artist of the mural is Mall Nukke, a highly acclaimed local modern artist, whose numerous works can be found in art museums and galleries in Estonia and abroad. The newly finished painting, titled “The Faun”, is inspired by her own 1992 drawing “The Broodings of Faun”, which has been reinterpreted and recolored.