Smolyan

Description

The Municipality of Smolyan is situated in a mountainous region in South Bulgaria on 1000m above sea level, in the heart of the Rhodope Mountains, near on the Greek-Bulgarian border. Smolyan is 250km away from the capital Sofia and 100km from the second largest city in the country – Plovdiv. The cross-border checkpoint with Greece (Zlatograd-Thermes) is situated only 55km from Smolyan. The opening of another point in the near future – Elidge border checkpoint, only 30km away from Smolyan, is on the way, which will be the fastest
link with Xanthi and the Northern Aegean coast.

Within +CityxChange Project Smolyan has identified three Demonstration Areas (DAs) for the replication of the Lighthouse Cities’ pilot projects. The municipality is looking into the possibilities to apply specific energy management schemes in public buildings to balance the prosuming of PV and solar thermal energy as well as balancing the production of hot water to reduce the energy demands of its public swimming pool.

DA1: Old city centre – The sports Hall; The city swimming pool; Training stadium; Multifunctional training playgrounds

DA2: New city centre – The planetarium; The municipality building; The regional museum; The regional library; The art gallery; The city theatre; The secondary school

DA3: Raikovo replication site – The sports stadium; The sports and service support building; The public kindergarten

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News

Powerhouse Brattørkaia official opening

Powerhouse Brattørkaia, one of our demonstration areas which is also the biggest new energy-block in Norway, has officially been launched on the 30th of August, 2019. On the 30th of August, +CityxChange, celebrated the official opening of Powerhouse Brattørkaia (Trondhein) which is the biggest new positive energy block in Norway.

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+CityxChange Newsletter – August 2019

+CityxChange‘s first newsletter has been distributed in August 2019. Please feel welcome to read the newsletter online here and distribute in your networks. Further, we want to invite you to subscribe to the newsletters to not miss any project updates: Subscribe now

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Events

SmartCity Expo Barcelona

Smart City Expo World Congress exists in order to empower cities and collectivize urban innovation across the globe. Through promoting social innovation, establishing partnerships and identifying business opportunities, the event is dedicated to creating a better future for cities and their citizens worldwide.

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Nordic Edge Expo

Nordic Edge is a non-profit corporation owned by private companies working in close cooperation with municipalities and city administrations to promote solutions for smarter cities and communities. Based in Western Norway, but with a Nordic focus, Nordic Edge aims to be one of Europe´s most important arenas for knowledge exchange

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