Gdańsk, home to 460,000 inhabitants, is a Polish city on the Baltic coast, the capital of the Pomeranian Voivodeship . It is Poland's principal seaport and the centre of the country's fourth-largest metropolitan area. Gdańsk has a temperate climate, with cold, cloudy, moderate winters and mild summers with frequent showers and thunderstorms.

“Gdańsk 2030 Plus Development Strategy” is a document which outlines the vision of growth and progress in Gdańsk by 2030. The top priorities defined in the strategy, using participatory methods, are: learning, cooperation, mobility, and openness. Gdańsk is also a role-model city when it comes to the implementation of open-data standards. In the last quarter of 2014 the “City of Gdańsk Manifesto of Openness” was proclaimed. Gdańsk representatives declared that the city would continuously open municipal and public data resources for citizens and industry in order to provide access to data gathered, processed, and stored with the use of public funding. In the RUGGEDISED project, Gdańsk, as a follower city, will study the smart solutions installed in the lighthouse cities in view of its own future implementation.




The projects included in the replication plan will be implemented in the Gdańsk Śródmieście (“Downtown”) district, which encompasses the old town. The quarter covers 5.65 km2 and is populated by 29,630 inhabitants, which gives it a population density of approximately 5,244 persons per square kilometer. The smart solutions proposed here will be deployed on the grounds of the replication plans elaborated within the scope of Gdansk´s “Next Economy” proposal. Their role is to offer activities complementary to building insulation, thermo-modernisation, and heat-network connections, which will offer an innovative edge to typical construction/refurbishment investments.







RUGGEDISED Gdansk interview Joanna Zbierska Nov16