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.
Sonderborgs local project manager Iben Nielsen presented the SmartEnCity project and advocated for Schleswig to join the SmartEnCity Network to become the second German city in the network.
This edition of the Network Bulletin presents various smart city solutions from some of our Lighthouse and Follower cities. Learn about how Tartu reused old EV batteries to store energy, what is the urban management system that Vitoria-Gasteiz implemented or learn about the energy efficiency program that fully transformed Vratsa's residential buildings and more.
On 8 June 2019, Tartu will launch its bicycle sharing system, comprising 750 bicycles in 69 bicycle parking areas across the city. A total of 510 bicycles are electric and the remaining 240 are standard bicycles.
SmartEnCity Network is inviting members and other interested cities to a day packed with workshops on Wednesday, 5th of June in Cagliari, Italy. Integrated Energy Planning methods, experiences of our Lighthouse Cities and the transfer of SmartEnCity knowledge are the core topics of the Workshop Day, so that cities can directly benefit from the project’s outcomes and start their own journey towards a low carbon future.
During the last week of March 2019, SmartEnCity project has been represented in several forums in Vitoria Gasteiz Lighthouse City. Hosting the 2nd International Network of Michelin Cities Conference and a round table of European Project ANNEX 75, Vitoria-Gasteiz underlined its role as being a front runner in the field of smart and innovative city solutions.
26 March 2019, San Sebastián, Spain: Close to our Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz, SmartEnCity representatives met in San Sebastián last month, Lighthouse City of Replicate, where they had organized the European Smart Projects Summit, inviting all 14 European Smart Cities and Communities (Lighthouse) Projects to join as well.
On 8th April, more than residents of 20 smart houses and other interested people gathered in the SPARK Demo center in Tartu to learn more about the pros and cons of living in a smart hrushchyovka apartment building, or smartovka. The smart citizen training program comprises a five-lecture series and aims to educate the residents of smartovkas on various topics like household expenses, the smart home system, city-wide smart solutions etc.
This month the Network Bulletin is explaining how a city can become a Smart City following the experiences and lessons learned from the SmartEnCity project and its Lighthouse Cities.
Good example of knowledge transfer - delegation of Estonian construction companies visiting Sonderborg
On 22nd March 2019, an Estonian construction delegation visited Sonderborg. The delegation consisted of representatives from about 20 construction companies located in various places in Estonia. They were interested in learning about building designs and green building related initiatives that Sonderborg has implemented.