Government Announces "Smart Cities Challenge"

(From the Government of Canada's Economic Statement):


Canada’s cities are growing at a rapid rate, and now is the time to make smart infrastructure investments that will prepare urban communities for the challenges ahead.

To accelerate the planning and adoption of innovative urban infrastructure, the government proposes to launch a Smart Cities Challenge in 2017. Modelled on a similar competition in the U.S., cities across Canada would be invited to develop Smart Cities Plans together with local government, citizens, businesses and civil society.

Participants will create ambitious plans to improve the quality of life for urban residents, through better city planning and implementation of clean, digitally connected technology including greener buildings,
smart roads and energy systems, and advanced digital connectivity for homes and businesses.

Further details will be announced in 2017. 

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