Parkland County developing Smart Cities Challenge project

Parkland County is hoping to plant its flag as one of Canada’s great innovators.

The County has been named as a finalist in the country-wide Smart Cities Challenge, and if successful will land a $10 million grant to put a project aimed at growing the local agriculture industry into action.

The challenge is not for a brick and mortar project is geared at developing out of the box ideas for innovative social or infrastructure development.

The County has combined with Lac Ste. Anne County, Yellowhead County and Brazeau County on the bid, and are battling nine other finalists for the chance to win one of two grants in their division. Bringing the four counties together in the bid only made sense for Barb Scully, the connected communities coordinator for Parkland County.

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