ROCK project news: residents of Vilnius were able to have their happiness index measured
The ROCK project, which is being implemented jointly by the City of Vilnius and the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, has been taking on increasingly more forms – attempts to capture the index of happiness of Vilnius residents with the help of sensor-recorded data have already been made. Members of the Council elected for the new term of office were among the first ones to have their combined index of happiness measured.
Since now on, representatives of ROCK working team will have one more direction of project activities: the VILNIUS 2IN project implemented by the City of Vilnius is joining ROCK and creating a programme together, which will measure the index of happiness of Vilnius residents. A digital programme for calculating the happiness index of Vilnius residents is already being developed. The first attempts were successful – the average expression of happiness at 6 locations of the city is now calculated in real time every three seconds, also making it possible to see the average expression of happiness at 6 locations of the city of the last year, month, day and hour (in the circadian rhythm).
The attitude of the City of Vilnius to the latest technologies has contributed a lot to the fact that the capital of Lithuania was ranked abroad among the top five smart locations of the future. According to the Director of the City Administration Povilas Poderskis, one of the initiators of the new strategic direction VILNIUS 2IN, Vilnius is a great playground for new ideas, initiatives, technology developers and innovative businesses, so it can already share good practice in adopting innovative city management solutions.
Vilnius ROCK project and Vilnius 2IN workgroup members Eglė Radvilė and Ramojus Reimeris have participated in the workshop "Smart Specialization and the Heritage City" which took place in Brussels. They have presented Vilnius city municipality innovation strategy and usage of sensor system... ❯❯❯
At the end of September, Dalia Bardauskienė, Manager of ROCK Project of Vilnius City Municipality, and the Chief Architect of the capital city Mindaugas Pakalnis participated in the workshop “Roadshow and Replication” in Lisbon. In this event, the representatives of Vilnius Municipality... ❯❯❯
The unique ROCK project implemented by the City of Vilnius together with VGTU, which is in its second year now, is expanding - since mid-July, two sensors have been installed at the beaches of Vilnius. The project implementers are convinced that the sensors will not only help to find out how... ❯❯❯
On July 16-17, representatives of Vilnius City Municipality Horizon 2020 programeʼs ROCK project team shared the best practices with guests from Albanian cities. During the visit, representatives of Albania were presented with the most innovative projects of the capital city, the principles... ❯❯❯
The ongoing archaeological excavations of the Great Synagogue in the back yard of Vokiečių Street, situated in the centre of the capital, are continuously discovering significant artefacts. Archaeologists have found the bases of two columns belonging to the bimah, the most important... ❯❯❯
The project ROCK developed by Vilnius city municipality and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VGTU) has drawn increasing attention from Vilnius city dwellers and project participants and has gained new forms. On 6 July, when the Day of Statehood will be celebrated during the feast... ❯❯❯