LAUNCH OF FEDERAL SMART CITY CHALLENGE
Today Minister Sohi officially launched the Smart City Challenge with the release of program timing, guidance and evaluation criteria. ITAC members have been working with Infrastructure Canada over the past year to provide input into the design of the SCC, and we welcome it’s official launch!
ITAC’s CEO Robert Watson notes, “More Canadians than ever live in cities – and we need technology to help make our urban centres more productive, sustainable and livable. The Smart City Challenge is a great step by the federal government to get more cities focused on using technology to drive urban innovation.”
“While the SCC is a good start – the federal government needs to do more – more quickly-to help Canada’s cities catch up with technology adoption being seen in urban centres around the world.”
You can read the official news release here and official Smart City Challenge program guidance here.
For further information please contact David Messer, VP Policy, ITAC at firstname.lastname@example.org