EDMONTON, ALTA. – The City of Edmonton recently hosted a Smart Cities Readiness Workshop put on by the Smart Cities Council of North America.
The workshop connected city staff, community representatives from throughout the Edmonton region and Smart Cities Council representatives to collaborate on mobility and technological challenges for the city of Edmonton.
The workshop is a reward for the City of Edmonton’s winning entry in the Smart Cities Readiness Challenge earlier in the year. The competition took in over 100 entries with thirty-six communities across North America delivering substantial applications.
“This workshop inspired City of Edmonton staff and community partners who work on innovative projects to move our city into the future. I thank the Smart Cities Council for bringing their workshop here. We look forward to further working with them as we create smart, sustainable solutions to our City’s challenges,” Edmonton mayor Don Iveson said.
“Edmonton was selected from over 100 North American cities in our 2019 Readiness Challenge because of their significant progress towards making their city livable, workable and sustainable. We will continue to work with them to bring their visions to life, especially in the areas of digital city services, transportation and health,” Smart Cities Council managing director Philip Bane added.
The workshop focused on health, digital city services and transportation, with participants examining projects that “use technology, data and social innovation to help Edmonton become a more resilient, liveable and workable city,” a City of Edmonton statement said.
Information gathered from the workshop will inform development of a Smart City roadmap supporting the city’s 2017 Smart City Strategy and other initiatives.