Smart Cities Challenge spotlight to shine on Richmond

2019-05-13T17:04:17+00:00April 10, 2019|

Richmond, BC – Richmond’s innovative Smart Cities Challenge proposal will be in the spotlight this Friday, April 12 as Infrastructure Canada highlights finalists in the national competition.

“The Smart Cities Challenge has opened the doors to new opportunities and partnerships to use technology and data to make our community safer, protect our environment and improve livability,” said Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “We are already moving forward on a number of projects and we’re excited to hear the final results of the Smart Cities competition.”

The Smart Cities Challenge is a national competition created by Infrastructure Canada that encourages communities to improve the lives of their residents through innovation, data and connected technology. Richmond is a finalist for one of two $10 million prizes. Winners will be announced on May 14. Richmond’s proposal will improve emergency response coordination, enhance day to day delivery of key local services and mitigate the impacts of climate change. View Richmond’s proposal and video on the project website at

Infrastructure Canada is highlighting each of the finalists’ projects through a “Spotlight Day.” Richmond’s Spotlight Day is this Friday, April 12. The public is encouraged to demonstrate support for Richmond’s proposal through Facebook and Twitter with our campaign: “Richmond is my favourite Smart City.”  Here’s how you can help spread the word and show your support:

  • Be sure to tag the City of Richmond in your posts.

Facebook: @cityofrichmondbc

Twitter: @Richmond_BC

  • Tag Infrastructure Canada as well.

Facebook: @InfrastructureCanadaENG

Twitter: @INFC_eng

  • Spread the word using these hashtags:

#RichmondBC #smartcitiesCanada

For more information on the Smart Cities Challenge, visit the Infrastructure Canada (INFC) website at or contact INFC at

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