The smart city project SmartEnCity started in Tartu in 2016. Its goal is to make the city environment smart and sustainable, to inspire people to make environmentally conscious decisions and to be easily replicable in other European cities as well. Besides Tartu, the project partners are Sønderborg (Denmark), Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain), Lecce (Italy) and Asenovgrad (Bulgaria).
The key activity in the project is renovating the old Soviet apartment buildings in the downtown area into energy-efficient and modern houses.
In addition to renovations and smart home solutions, the smart city project will also entail innovative solutions in district heating, transport, street lighting, renewable energy use and will emphasize citizen engagement and awareness raising. Electric vehicle charging points and electric bicycle and vehicle rental stations will be installed in the pilot area as well.
Quick overview about the project is nicely presented in their video:
More information: Tark Tartu