And the winner is…Tartu ! In autumn 2017, Tartu not only received three out of ten prizes in "Energy action of the year 2017" but also the "Global District Energy Climate Award", which is a big success and rewarded Tartu's efforts in the field of district heating and cooling.
The City Council of Vitoria – Gasteiz, VISESA, EVE and GIROA presented on December 5th an update of SmartEnCity project citizens’ adhesions data for the refurbishment of Coronación district.
SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Vitoria-Gasteiz, Tartu and Sonderborg have developed, tested and implemented numerous innovative solutions according to their respective needs and circumstances of which 21 are now online and available for the public.
On 16th November 2017, the local consortium in Lighthouse City Tartu organised a local information event in order to give an update about the SmartEnCity retrofitting actions and discuss the rights and duties of inhabitants who are affected by these actions, as well as other practical issues.
"Empower your city transition - Citizen Engagement learnings from SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz" is the title of an article about how to create society engagement. For the development of a citizen engagement strategy for Vitoria-Gasteiz, the CES Model has been applied. This tool is the product of five years of practice and research on collaborative projects, done by H-ENEA.
SmartEnCity and eleven further smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) in Barcelona from 14-16 November – the biggest edition to date – to show how cities are leading the way in driving sustainable and smart innovation.
Together with all Smart City projects from across Europe, SmartEnCity will be featured at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress is set to take place in Barcelona (Spain) from 14-16 November
This summer, residents of Tartu were invited to become actively involved in the planning of a public bicycle system. 247 people participated in the mapping of locations as well as the survey. As a result, a total of 2386 locations for possible public bicycle parking facilities were marked on the web map.
SmartEnCity Conference Week and Follower City Workshop in Sonderborg – “Cities are created to serve the citizens’ needs”
In early October, the Smart City community met in the SmartEnCity Lighthouse City Sonderborg. The two-day Climate conference, taking place from 4th to 5th October, focused on integrated smart solutions for Europe´s ambitious small and medium sized cities, including citizen participation and policy framing. The conference provided an opportunity to discuss how cities, independent of size, can learn from each other.
Our 3rd SmartEnCity Newsletter is online!