Calgary hopes to get smart with $50M from federal government competition

CALGARY — City administration is pitching a plan to the federal government that wold make Calgary more inclusive with the help of technology.

The Smart Cities Challenge is being hosted by Infrastructure Canada. The competition has cities and municipalities identifying problems and putting forward solutions that use innovation, data and connective technology.

Although thousands of municipalities have entered, only one will take home the $50 million grant in the spring of 2019.

Calgary’s pitch focuses on three goals: connectivity, access to services, and economic diversification.

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Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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