The City of St. Albert has approved an innovative and unique strategy which sets out a vision of how the community can grow as a Smart City – a place that fosters innovation and collaboration, applies new technologies and data, generates municipal efficiencies, improves service delivery, and supports economic growth.
Complementing its existing reputation as one of Canada’s best places to live, best places to raise a family, and best places to invest, St. Albert is also a growing Canadian Smart City Centre of Excellence. It is joining other international cities in raising the bar on what it means to be a modern and adaptive city, and will showcase how its size and characteristics make the community an ideal collaborator, technology adopter, and test-bed for new innovations.
To move forward in a coordinated manner, the City developed an integrated and visionary strategy aligned to its current situation and the demands of our technological and knowledge-based society. The City used a robust community engagement process, including a steering committee of residents and elected officials, and outreach to over 2,000 stakeholders and interested parties across Canada.
St. Albert is a community that recognizes the value in addressing its challenges through innovation and collaboration, and by applying new technologies and data sources for public benefit. This is also the essence of how the community defines itself as a Smart City.
The City invites you to review its Smart City Master Plan, to visit its website at www.stalbert.ca/smartcity, and to contact its Smart City and Innovation office at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.Visit the Source
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