In April 2018, Happy City St. John’s and the City of St. John’s announced a partnership to prepare a proposal for the Smart Cities Canada Challenge, a national competition organized by Infrastructure Canada. A smart city is a community that uses information and communication technologies to improve quality of government, efficiency of urban services and operations, and the wellbeing of residents. The focus of the St. John’s application was using technology to improve policy and design related to the intersection of mobility and public health in the capital region.
In early April, Happy City St. John’s and the City of St. John’s announced a partnership to prepare a proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge. The Smart Cities Challenge, organized by Infrastructure Canada, is a national competition encouraging municipalities and indigenous communities across Canada to develop innovative approaches to solving local problems through a smart cities approach. The City of St. John’s is applying for the prize of $10 million.
This week, the City of St. John’s announced a partnership with Happy City St. John’s to enter the Smart Cities Challenge!
Happy City is leading public consultation for the project, and we are asking residents to fill out a brief survey to let us know about your experience getting around the city! This survey will only take about 5 minutes of your time, and it will help a great deal with the completion of the Smart Cities application.
St. John’s to enter Canadian Smart Cities Challenge
Today, the City of St. John’s and Happy City St. John’s announced a collaboration to enter into the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge, an initiative of the federal government to encourage communities to seek smart, transformative solutions to big problems. The application for St. John’s will focus on becoming a city of residents who, with the application of technologies, can better embrace and celebrate an active and healthy lifestyle.