Richmond's Smart Cities Challenge

This engagement took place December 5, 2018 to January 20, 2019. Thank you to everyone who participated.


This project ran from Dec. 5, 2018 to Jan. 20, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

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The City of Richmond is one of 10 finalists competing for one of two $10 million prizes in Infrastructure Canada’s nation‑wide Smart Cities Challenge.

This is your big opportunity to help shape Richmond's future.

Deadline Extended to Sunday, January 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Please review the content on this page, then complete and submit the feedback form below. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Background

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition 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.

The City of Richmond is now asking community members to answer some questions that will help us complete the final proposal to Infrastructure Canada.

Richmond's Smart Cities proposal

The City of Richmond asked residents in March to April 2018 to vote on categories to focus on for our Smart Cities challenge statement and to share their ideas under the categories. The majority of respondents chose, in this order:

  1. safety and security
  2. mobility

The City of Richmond has incorporated the most popular ideas into a proposal that led to Richmond becoming one of 10 finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge.

The four project outcomes for the City of Richmond’s submission are:

  • Protect an Island City
  • Create scalable mobility systems
  • Integrate emergency communication platforms
  • Bridge language barriers


This project ran from Dec. 5, 2018 to Jan. 20, 2019. Thank you to all who participated.

___________________________________________

The City of Richmond is one of 10 finalists competing for one of two $10 million prizes in Infrastructure Canada’s nation‑wide Smart Cities Challenge.

This is your big opportunity to help shape Richmond's future.

Deadline Extended to Sunday, January 20 at 11:59 p.m.

Please review the content on this page, then complete and submit the feedback form below. It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

Background

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition 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.

The City of Richmond is now asking community members to answer some questions that will help us complete the final proposal to Infrastructure Canada.

Richmond's Smart Cities proposal

The City of Richmond asked residents in March to April 2018 to vote on categories to focus on for our Smart Cities challenge statement and to share their ideas under the categories. The majority of respondents chose, in this order:

  1. safety and security
  2. mobility

The City of Richmond has incorporated the most popular ideas into a proposal that led to Richmond becoming one of 10 finalists in the Smart Cities Challenge.

The four project outcomes for the City of Richmond’s submission are:

  • Protect an Island City
  • Create scalable mobility systems
  • Integrate emergency communication platforms
  • Bridge language barriers
CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.
  • How does this program relate to seniors, who are not adept at or interested in using technology?

    LJ asked 3 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge Proposal aims to enhance the daily lives of citizens while at the same time improving individual and community resilience to major events. While our proposal will include a significant focus on technology to help achieve these goals, we certainly recognize that there is a portion of the population who may not have the interest, literacy or access to technology. 

    While we are still putting the finishing touches on our final submission which is due March 5, 2019, we are looking at how we can incorporate opportunities to use digital assets in the public realm more effectively for real time  day to day and emergency communication.
     
    We intend to continue to engage the community to identify approaches that will improve individual resilience in the face of an emergency, for those with easy access to technology as well as for those who may face barriers to communication using technology. If you have any suggestions for us, we’d love to hear them. Thank you for your interest in Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge proposal. 

  • just did the survey but didn't understand how the survey questions are relevant to the proposal submission.

    gbg003 asked 4 months ago

    Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. A key requirement of the proposal submission is for us (as a finalist) to demonstrate that our project outcomes are aligned with the needs and preferences of the community. The focus of Richmond’s Smart Cities Challenge proposal is using data and technology to improve the City’s ability to respond to major emergencies, while at the same time enhancing day to day community service delivery.

    The questions in the survey are intended to help our project teams better understand the community’s emergency preparedness needs and how residents and people working or visiting Richmond would be most likely to search out or view, as well as receive information on a daily basis as well as in emergency situations. Information we receive from the surveys will help us identify where we should focus our priorities in terms of communications with the public.

    Representatives from our Smart Cities Challenge project teams will be available to provide information about the project and answer questions at the upcoming Smart Cities Ideas Fair taking place at Kwantlen Polytechnic University on Thursday, January 17 from 2-6 p.m. We’d love to see you there.