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Richmond takes Smart Cities spotlight Friday

Don Fennell   Apr-10-2019

The public is encouraged to join city council in supporting the Smart Cities challenge through social media with the "Richmond is my favourite Smart City" campaign.

Photo courtesy City of Richmond


Richmond will be in the national spotlight Friday as Infrastructure Canada highlights the finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge.

Reflecting on the city’s innovative submission, Mayor Malcolm Brodie said the competition 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.”

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“We are already moving forward on a number of projects,” he said.

The Smart Cities Challenge is a national competition created by Infrastructure Canada that encourages communities to improve the lives of their residences through innovation, data and connected technology. Richmond is a finalist for one of two $10 million prizes. Winners will be announced May 14.

Richmond’s proposalenhances emergency response coordination and day-to-day delivery of key local services, and mitigate the impacts of climate change.

You can demonstrate your support for Richmond’s proposal through Facebookand Twitterwith the campaign “Richmond is my favourite Smart City” and by using the hashtags #Richmond BC and #smartcitiesCanada.


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