Ústí nad Labem Region vs. The Czech Republic or with trend curves of perception of quality of life against stereotypes

Reports on the polluted environment, structural problems or corruption scandals provide extensive information about life in the Ústí Region. However, it is time to let the inhabitants of this region and the rest of the republic know that everyday life here does not have to be reminiscent of an episode from the series Rapl or Pustina.

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SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY
Project number: CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 17_048 / 0007435

What will the trash tell us?

What they do in reality speaks best about household behavior. An integral part of life is the production of municipal waste, the composition of which hides many secrets. Experts from FSE UJEP are unraveling one and their efforts will bring information on how to rationalize and optimize waste management, which is now transformed into the so-called “circular management”. Within the project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community, this is another very specific topic that fits into the concept of improving the quality of life of people.

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We cooperate with the following entities in the analyzes:

Does Ústí nad Labem have the potential to benefit from its past?

Ústí nad Labem, and thus the entire Ústí nad Labem region, has a huge industrial heritage, which is currently not perceived very positively. In the interfaculty project Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community, proposals for interventions in public space are being created within the work package “Smart People”, which are to help use the industrial heritage of the Ústí nad Labem region and help to change its image, or help its inhabitants identify with an almost forgotten tradition.

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The “Smart People” team is also involved in the following activities:

  • Research of key factors and mechanisms shaping the perception of the region and the quality of public space
  • Wellbeing map
  • Design and calibration of selected SMART procedures to improve the perception of the region and the quality of public space / life
  • SMART Education
  • It cooperates with local action groups, actors in the industry of the Ústí Region

SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY
Project number: CZ.02.1.01 / 0.0 / 0.0 / 17_048 / 0007435

Feeling map of Ústí nad Labem in traffic

The city of Ústí nad Labem has published a feeling map that represents the results of the city’s citizens’ evaluation in the field of transport. Tzv. The mobility plan of the city of Ústí nad Labem is designed to effectively solve the problems of transport in the city and help to improve the quality of life in the city.

All information about PUMM can be found on the UL website here.

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Mobility and UJEP, where have we gone?

The seminar of the Smart City – Smart Region – Smart Community project, which was mainly devoted to mobility, took place on Thursday, February 6, 2020 at the J. E. Purkyně University in Ústí nad Labem. The seminar was attended by representatives of the SMART ITI project team from UJEP and FD CTU, representatives of the region, the city and other experts dealing with the topics of transport and transport behavior.

Presentations from the workshop are available here.

To compare the development we have seen in a year of hard work, you can look at the results of last year’s seminar:

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Hydrogen partnership

The Memorandum of Partnership and Cooperation in the Development of Complex Use of Hydrogen as a Clean Energy Source in the Ústí Region was signed by 18 entities on 19 November at the Jan Evangelista Purkyně University.

In companies operating in the Ústí Region, hydrogen is produced which has a great potential for use. Its subsequent processing and distribution as a “clean” energy source is the subject of a memorandum, which represents a unique project within the whole Czech Republic.

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How to get to school or work? Carpool!

Do you drive to work or school yourself without someone else driving? Unfortunately, there are a majority of cars carrying only one passenger. A new joint research of UJEP and the Faculty of Transportation Sciences of CTU is coming with an activity to support carpooling. Using the Partnership Foundation’s “Travels Through the Cities” application, it offers the opportunity to better organize joint commuting to work or school for employees of the Municipality of Ústí nad Labem, the Regional Authority of the Ústí Region and UJEP employees and students.

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Earthworm on the Terrace and UJEP

Vegetables, barrels with earthworm, herb garden. These were unusual scenery of the meeting that took place on September 11, 2019 in Ústí nad Labem. The topic of the event, organized by Jan Macháč and Marek Hekrle on behalf of UJEP, was the presentation of the benefits of community gardens in Ústí nad Labem with the subtitle “Or the cultivation does not stop there.”

If you are interested in the previous outcomes of the economic evaluation for individual SMART measures, look here.

You can see if a community garden is working or not in your neighborhood on the community garden map created by Kokoza.

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Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology

This winter, the Master’s program of Environmental Analytical Chemistry and Toxicology was re-accredited, which is crucial for several UJEP Bachelor’s programs. The existence of the field demonstrates effective cooperation between faculties and, moreover, chemistry and chemical education have a long tradition in the Ústí region. UJEP students have the opportunity to shift their education in analytical chemistry to the doctoral level at the University of Ústí nad Labem.

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Community garden in Ústí nad Labem

Jan Macháč and Marek Hekrle will attend the informal meeting in the community garden of the Earthworm on the Terrace. It will present its results of the economic evaluation of community gardens in Ústí and the benefits of these gardens not only for the members themselves, but also for the wider surroundings.

The meeting will take place on September 11, 2019 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm directly in the Earthworm Community Garden on the Terrace, in Větrná Street on the North Terrace. Our environmental economists will talk: “What are the benefits of our community garden? Or it does not end in cultivation”.

Partial research results from the SMART CITY – SMART REGION – SMART COMMUNITY project will be presented.