Sestao

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Sestao City has a population of approximately 28,300 (2016) with an urban area of 3.5 km2 giving with a population density of 8,085 persons per km2. Sestao is located in Bizkaia, one of the three provinces of the Basque Country. Situated on the left bank of the Nervion River, Sestao belongs to the shared conurbation of Bilbao, Barakaldo, Portugalete and Santurtzi. The city is very well connected to the surrounding communities through road, rail and metro, and a future tram development, which will connect the city to the Leioa Campus
of the University of the Basque Country, making the commuting system more efficient and sustainable through an intermodal station.

Located 11 km from Bilbao, Sestao, is a municipality of 28.000 inhabitants with a strong post-industrial character. It has an area of 3.5 km2 where only 0.9 km2 are dedicated to residential use and the rest is used for industrial purposes. The area of intervention within the project + CityxChange, namely, QA1 ARI TXABARRI, is going through processes of deindustrialization and currently suffers high rates of unemployment. Most of the buildings in DA1 ARI TXABARRI are private buildings of the 1920s in the post-industrial area and where the public housing stock of the city council and the Basque Government is also located.  The private residential buildings were built in wood, thus resulting in poorly ventilated interior rooms and without natural light distribution. There are also public equipment linked to industrialization that must be recovered and put into value with new uses. On the other hand in DA2 LA PUNTA – VEGA GALINDO is the area where the first 163 public houses have been built. The area will go through a redevelopment process Our challenge is to make the city more accessible and friendly, with a cleaner industry (services) that continues to generate wealth and provide sustainable  resources to improve the quality of life of its citizens.

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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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