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Inivation to join the making the future of Lithuanian cities

INTRODUCTION

Following the successful and inspiring experience of the contest of concept creating of future Lithuanian cities, “Smart City I”, “Smart City II,” “Smart City III”, “Smart City IV”, we continue the good practice and, through the needs of Lithuanian municipalities and the young professionals of infrastructure-development, “Structum,” the magazine for achitecture and construction infrastructure, and business specialists, is holding the fifth“Smart City V,” the concept-making contest that is under the auspices of the Ministries of Environment, Culture, Education and Science, and Transport and Communications.

THE MAIN IDEA

By way of contest, to provide higher education institutions’ students of architecture, construction, engineering and other programs in higher education institution an opportunity to present ideas according to the Lithuanian municipality territory development and attractiveness program.

Duration of the project

September 2018 to July 2019.

Preliminary project implementation location

municipalities of the districts and cities of Lithuania.
The aim of the project is to create attractive urban concepts with the help of teams of architects, engineers and construction professionals in Lithuanian higher education institutions. Groups of students prepare project proposals that meet the needs of city development and attractiveness presented by municipalities of regions and cities participating in the project and feasibility studies, integrating the products and services of the project partners. The most interesting aspect of the competition is the likelihood that the best and most knowledgeable student projects for the application of the territories for modern life will be implemented in reality. THE MAIN IDEA Aim of the contest – to create concepts for cities and towns that would make them appealing to live in, with the help of teams of professionals of higher education institutions’ students of architecture, engineering and construction. Participants of the contest include student groups from universities, supervised by specialists of the field, student groups that create concepts which are according to the needs of the provided development and attractiveness for districts.

PROJECT TARGET PARTICIPANTS

Higher education institutions: Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Kaunas University of Technology, Vilnius Academy of Arts, Vilnius Technologies and Design College, and University of Klaipėda.

PROJECT TASK

Students led by teachers and a team leader form groups of 1-7 people. The formed groups choose one of the target territories submitted by the municipalities and prepare the project proposals for them. Proposals in the long run should generate revenue, contribute to improving the economic environment, increasing employment, and solving social problems. In the area under consideration, a parcel of land or part of territory is selected, for which a detailed project proposal is developed reflecting the city’s needs, financial possibilities, realistic solutions for communication and engineering infrastructure.
During the project implementation, the partners engaged by STRUCTUM will take part in the process. Partners will prepare for the students presentations of innovative and anticipated-to-apply work tools and products, inform about the possible use of modern technologies, innovative delivery and analytical methods. In order to uncover the specifics of “Smart City”, focus is put on the goods and services currently on the market, which are related to the principles of sustainable development and smart city (saving of resources, automatic data collection, processing, transmission, automatic control systems, etc.).
Students must use at least one product, service or toolkit offered by each partner in their project when making offers (taking into account the specifics of the selected target area and the proposed project).

PROJECT SPREAD

Promotion of your company in exclusive positions during the entire implementation period of “Smart City” (September 2018 to July 2019).

CONTACTS

“SMART VITY V”
mob.: +37068682881
mail: administracija@structum.lt