Pisek

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The Municipality of Pisek has a population of approximately 30,000, an urban area of just over 63km2 and a population density of 475 per km2. Písek is considered a mid-sized city situated in the South-Bohemian Region of the Czech Republic, approximately one-hour travel time to Prague. Its economy has been significantly strengthened by foreign direct investment (FDI) in the industrial zone north of the city, with strong influences from the automotive industry and electro-technics. The Technology Centre Písek and Centre of Low Energy Buildings are two innovation centres built as ‘brownfield site investments’ at a total investment cost of €40M.

The city of Písek is expecting to design Positive Energy Blocks and Districts in which the Municipal house, newly designed parking garage and some of the primary school buildings or kindergartens will be engaged. Cooperation with the private sector is essential for the project. The intention is involving also the Technology Centre Písek and the Centre of Low Energy Buildings which are located in the brownfield area. The municipal house is located in the historical-protected area. The parking garage and some schools are located in the broader centre. The municipal building and schools were in recent years revitalised through exploiting energy performance contracting. The parking garage is in the planning phase. At the centre of Low Energy Buildings are the large installations of PVs and battery storages. The Technology Centre is a data centre. Necessary data is being collected in order to design a planned ecosystem of positive energy blocks and districts. The main law governing energy trade is called Energy Act. Currently, it is in the process of change. The peer-to-peer energy trading is expected to be enabled in the upcoming version.

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+CityxChange learning workshop and PED City workshop

Learning workshop and PED workshop in Vienna | April 2019

After the first kick-off meeting at the project launch in Trondheim in November 2018, +CityxChange partners from LHCs, FCs and supporting organizations got together again on April 2-4 for the PED Cities Workshop. The three-day workshop – one day organised by +CityxChange project coordinators and the second two by JPI

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Kick-off: The cities we want to live in | November 2018

On Wednesday 7th November 2018, the kick-off and first consortium meeting was held for the +CityxChange initiative. Today we kicked off our +CityxChange project in Trondheim, with nearly 90 participants from 32 partners. One of the main targets for the kick-off was to determine how to create open, collaborative and engaging

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Co-creating the future we want to live in | July 2018

On 6 July, the +CityxChange proposal was formally invited by the European Commission to become a new smart city lighthouse project, under the “Smart Cities and Communities” call of the EU research and innovation programme Horizon 2020. The proposal was given excellent comments and scores by the experts and rated

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