SmartEnCity follower city Asenovgrad and Sofia Energy Centre took part in the Eurocities Mobility Forum that was held from 10 to 12 September 2018 in Burgas, Bulgaria. Under the motto of “Smart mobility: a clever move” the forum gathered over 70 participants among which representatives of cities from all over Europe i.e. Gdansk, Groningen, Karlsruhe, Lisbon, Lyon, Mannheim, Munich, Oslo, Stuttgart, Tallinn, Toulouse, Utrecht and Vienna. Several Bulgarian cities had also been represented, these were Burgas (as the event host), Asenovgrad, Sofia and Gabrovo.
"Tartu Energy 2030+" was the title of Tartu's first SmartEnCity energy planning workshop on 15th October, bringing together more than 40 representatives from all kind of public and private fields being tackled by this topic.
A large-scale mural titled “Gateway to Karlova” by artist Katrin Piile now decorates the façade of Kalevi 10 in Tartu. The making of the artwork was supported by the Tartu smart city project SmartEnCity. All pilot area buildings that will be renovated in the SEC project will not only become smart but also eye-catching.
Sonderborg municipality has recently won the EU’s prestigious award “Covenant Cities in the Spotlight” for its results with regard to the city's and the area’s vision about becoming CO2-neutral by 2029.
Part 4 of this series is focusing on stakeholder engagement. The energy system transition is a multi-criteria complex situation and the complexity of the energy system transition needs to be understood. Therefore, stakeholders are a central component in Integrated Energy Planning.
The five Estonian municipalities who participated in the first meeting of the Estonian Smart City Network in Tartu on September 13 agreed that cooperation and experience trading are most important in striving towards energy savings and becoming a smart city.
The September edition of the SmartEnCity Network Bulletin has just been released. Have a look and find out about the latest network activities....
SmartEnCity has published their first 6 page flyer with information about our three Lighthouse Cities, our two Follower Cities, the SmartEnCity Network, and much more. Have a look!
In line with Tartu’s previous actions, Tartu is continuing its efforts of putting its vision of smart public transport into reality: In addition to the implementation of a new e-bike sharing system, the installation of one further electric car rental point and a new energy-efficient bus service based on 64 new buses fueled with methane gas, a new electric bus is operating free of charge between train station and city centre.
Big Success for Lighthouse City Sonderborg! Its zero carbon ambition is recognised worldwide and has now been awarded with the “Industry Innovation Award”. The ceremony took place at the Euro-China Green and Smart City Award Summit 2018 beginning of September in the Chinese City Ningbo, which is just south of Shanghai.