In the area of smart public administration, we are partners, co-researchers or initiators of several projects:
… are also a strong topic in the Ústí Region. ICUK is a member of the Commission for Smart Ústí Region and participates in the activities of PORTABO, i.e. the data platform of the Usti Region.
Just as Porta Bohemica is an imaginary gateway to Bohemia, the Portabo data platform is a gateway to regional data and efficient work with it.
This technology project for Smart Cities, Smart Communities focuses on big data, interoperability, artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. It aims to turn cities and regions into smart places with interconnected and open data. It is an open ecosystem accessible to all who want to participate in the expansion of the region’s data base.
What does it bring?
- data for municipalities, companies and the public
- data in a uniform format from the entire region
- data for sharing and comparison
- data for analysis and planning
- open data for building apps, etc.
On 1. 1 February 2022, PORTABO became part of the newly established contributory organisation Data Centre of the Ústí Region. The data platform is thus gaining a great technical background that will enable its further growth.
The Smart Countryside Concept and in particular the Smart Countryside Methodology are aimedat supporting countryside development using smart solutions that respond to rural problems, trends and development opportunities.. The concept has become the basis for the development of the Smart Countryside Methodology, which can be used in municipal development planning and also in deciding which smart solutions are optimal and correspond to the conditions of local communities and municipalities.
THE CERTIFIED METHODOLOGY SHOWS THE WAY FOR SMART COUNTRYSIDE DEVELOPMENT THROUGH VARIOUS SMART SOLUTIONS, WHICH ARE ALSO PRESENTED IN THE METHODOLOGY.
The focus was on the areas of:
a) smart municipal management,
b) an efficient local economy,
c) resilient community and smart services,
d) quality environment,
e) transport mobility,
f) innovative energy.
- UJEP employees as: Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences, Faculty of Science and Faculty of Environment,
- Innovation Centre of the Ústí Region employees,
- representatives of the National Network of Local Action Groups (LAGs) of the Czech Republic and LAG Bohemian North, LAG Naděje, PAG Pošembeří, and LAG Labské skály,
- employees of the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic with consultancy support.
Ústí nad Labem has succeeded in the “5G for 5 cities” competition and will thus become the city of the future in the field of fast mobile data transmission.
December 12, 2019
Ústí nad Labem is one of the five cities in the Czech Republic where the fifth-generation high-speed network (5G) will be piloted from mid-2020. The city together with the Innovation Centre of the Ústí Region won the competition of the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Regional Development “5G for 5 cities”. The city’s partner and network provider is Vodafone Czech Republic.
The deployment of the 5G network in Ústí nad Labem will allow, for example, to operate the so-called. U Smart Zone for the development and testing of autonomous (unmanned) car systems in urban traffic and also to significantly expand the application of the data platform of the Ústí Region PORTABO, which is to consolidate data from the entire region in a single format.
“We are very happy that 5G networks will be tested in our city. This puts us in an elite group of cities and creates an economic opportunity for the commercial sector. It is certainly a great attraction for innovative companies with their own research and development, which will want to test their new technologies in the 5G environment,” adds Petr Nedvědický, Mayor of Ústí nad Labem.
“I believe that it was the specificity of our projects in the competition, i.e. the fact that we know exactly what to use 5G for, that also made the difference. We are one step closer to testing unmanned cars in the city and, together with open data, 5G technology opens up a number of opportunities for realising smart city concepts, the Internet of Things and carrying out related research and development, and it will also be possible to create so-called “smart cities”. a living laboratory for verifying new technologies directly in practice” says Martin Mata, Director of the Innovation Centre of the Ústí Region.
The 5G competition for 5 cities was announced by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Regional Development in October this year. It was open to cities and municipalities from all over the Czech Republic with specific projects and plans for the use of the so-called. fifth-generation high-speed networks. 57 cities entered the competition, from which the jury selected the five best designs. In addition to Ústí nad Labem, the towns of Jeseník, Karlovy Vary, Plzeň and Bílina also succeeded. The prize was received by Deputy Mayor Pavel Tošovský from Ústí nad Labem. The intention of the competition was to motivate cities and municipalities to intensify the development of cooperation of all involved actors in building and developing the concept of smart cities. Vodafone Czech Republic will be the 5G network provider for Ústí nad Labem.
The main benefit of the new technology (5G) is a significant, approximately tenfold increase in transmission speed and a significant reduction in response time compared to the 4G standard, i.e. large volumes of data transferred at high speed. This can have a major benefit for the so-called. the Internet of Things, where different objects/things communicate with each other via an internet network and by connecting these individual parts, entire concepts can be created. smart cities.
Smart revitalisation of historic settlements
THE POSITION OF ICUK IN THE NEW VISION OF TEREZÍN
1. SECURING AND CO-FINANCING THE FIRST CITY ARCHITECT IN TEREZÍN – WALBERT SCHMIRLER
and support his activities for the successful revitalization of the town of Terezín
2. SUPPORT FOR INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN DESIGN COMPETITION
help with promoting the idea and finding financial resources
3. VISION PRESENTATION AT THE NEW EUROPEAN BAUHAUS FESTIVAL
presentations within the accompanying programme of the 3-day festival
TEREZÍN INITIATIVE – VISION 2030
An initiative of the publicist, publisher, photographer and artist Ivan Němec to support the long-term sustainable revitalization of the city and the region and their international promotion, in cooperation with the city administration, the Innovation Centre of the Ústí Region and with the support of the Terezín Memorial.
DOWNLOAD THE PRESENTATION HERE: Brief overview of selected activities and phases of the sub-projects implemented during the pandemic years 2020/2021 and thus in the third and fourth year of the ongoing large-scale initiative
SUB-PROJECTS OF THE INITIATIVE
1. COOPERATION WITH FA CTU, FUA TUL AND FAD UJEP
Students of all three faculties have been working for a long time on the topic of the complex revitalization of the town of Terezín as a whole, i.e. the unification of both its separate parts of the Small and Large Fortress.
2. PREPARATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE INTERNATIONAL ARCHITECTURAL AND URBAN PLANNING COMPETITION
according to the rules and principles of the International Union of Architects UIA and the Czech Chamber of Architects ČKA, in the form of a competitive dialogue under the guidance of a specialized professional team.
3. SAVING THE WIESER HOUSE
A representative photographic publication and a travelling exhibition of large-format photographs documenting the entire process of saving Terezín’s proudest building as a symbol and unique example for the revitalization of the entire city – from ruin to pearl.
4. VIOLINS OF HOPE
A multimedia art project about the Holocaust in Terezín as a part of concert tours of international symphony orchestras playing works by Jewish composers who composed in the Terezín ghetto.