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 Second Consortium Meeting, 23-25 October 2019, Limerick

From the 23rd-25th of October, 2019, 70 representatives of the project partners, and additional local stakeholders of +CityxChange project were gathered in Limerick, as part of our second consortium meeting. Taking advantage of this face-to-face interaction, we dived into key challenges that had arise during the first year of the

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Exploring and sharing ways towards citizen-led energy transitions

During our second +CityxChange Consortium Meeting in Limerick, we organised a storytelling workshop with the objective to exchange knowledge and best practices internally and externally on how to involve citizens effectively. The workshop was facilitated by Limerick County and City Council and ISOCARP Institute and took place in the Fab

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Tartu and Trondheim to share experiences as two Lighthouse Cities

Representatives from the City of Tartu visited Trondheim from 4th to 5th September. The first day was sharing experiences of the cities, while the second day focused on the experiences as being European Lighthouse Cities, together with the +CityxChange coordinator at NTNU. This part shared experiences from the two Smart City EU projects SmartenCity, Tartu, and +CityxChange, Trondheim and NTNU. Approaches

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