On May 29, Lighthouse City Tartu was having its annual summer event. Again, this event was packed with useful information for the residents of the SmartEnCity pilot area. The meeting was focusing on the rights and claims of apartment owners and the obligations coming along with the maintenance of the new smart houses. Additionally, the new electric bikes and the bike sharing system of Tartu were introduced and the newly appointed Tartu smart city ambassadors acknowledged.
On June 8, Tartu launched the first public bike sharing system in the Baltic countries. The new sharing system consists of 750 bikes – 510 electric and 240 regular bikes – and 69 rental points all across town.
Living in a smart home has many advantages. But next to a high quality and comfortable environment, the cost savings are the core benefit. Due to new insulation and energy efficient systems, the heating and electricity consumption is expected to drop dramatically.
This edition of the Network Bulletin provides an overview of the main topics discussed at the SmartEnCity Network Workshop Day held on the 5th June 2019 in Cagliari, Italy.
Last week's SmartEnCity Network Workshop Day turned out to be a great success. In the framework of the Sustainble Places Conference in Cagliai, Italy, more than 40 participants from all over Europe and beyond came to listen and learn about SmartEnCity's approach on how to become a Zero Carbon City.
As part of the social innovation experiment developed by the University of Tartu, the Tartu partners launched its Smart House Ambassador program in April 2019.
Last month, the SmartEnCity project partners met in Lighthouse City Tartu for their General Assembly from 7-9 May and in Brussels for their second Review Meeting with INEA on 21 May. Both meetings were very successfull and resulted in numerous productive outcomes and ideas for the future.
“Data and AI as game changers for the cities” is the subtitle of this year’s Smart City Conference in Tartu which is happening today. The conference is providing many interesting sessions as well as lots of opportunities for networking.
Congratulations to our Lighthouse City Tartu, which applied for the SCIS roadshow competition in February 2019 along with many other Lighthouse Cities from all over Europe. In April, Tartu received the happy news that they are one of the three winners of the competition!
Sonderborg was welcoming undergraduate students from all over the US to listen and learn about SmartEnCity and sustainability initiatives implemented by Sonderbrog Forsyning - the work package leader for the Lighthouse City Sonderborg.