City of Richmond BC Smart Cities Challenge

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition hosted by Infrastructure Canada, and is open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities (First Nations, Inuit, and Métis) across Canada.

The Challenge empowers communities across the country to address local issues their residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach.

A smart cities approach is about achieving meaningful outcomes for residents through the use of data and connected technology. This approach can be adopted by any community, big or small.

For more information about the challenge, visit Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge website.

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What’s your take? Those who live, work, study and play in Richmond are invited to provide input on Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge draft proposal by visiting LetsTalkRichmond.ca by Sunday, January 20, 2019. Click on the button below for a big opportunity to help shape Richmond’s future!

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This initiative will improve the daily lives of citizens, while at the same time, improve community resilience to major events.

Protect Our Island City

Richmond is approximately 1 m above sea level, protected from the Strait of Georgia and the Fraser River by 43 km of dikes and 39 drainage pump stations. Located in the Fraser River estuary, the City is on the forefront of …

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Integrate Emergency Communication Platforms

Richmond has a tradition of robust community engagement.Technology will amplify opportunities to connect our community withlocal government and all governments and stakeholders to connectwith each other. We will provide the needed information …

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Bridge Language Barriers

Over 65% of the population of Richmond is from Asia Pacific countries. Nearly one third of Richmond residents do not speak English or French as their first language. The City attracts many thousands more from the Pacific Northwest to shop in the Asian focused …

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Create Mobility Systems to Enhance Daily Life that are Scalable to Meet Emergency Response

Moving people and goods across our City is a priority for economic viability and community safety. Richmond will focus on infrastructure, platforms and technologies to accommodate a dramatic shift in how we move through the city…

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