This is an active working group that will help the City of Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge—a competition held by Infrastructure Canada. It is open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada.
This challenge empowers communities across the country to address local issues such as sustainability and economic growth through new partnerships and a smart city approach.
Finalists will receive support to develop their Smart Cities proposals. Winning communities will be awarded with prize money up to $50 million to help implement their programs.
The Smart City Readiness Project is the working group that will help Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for this challenge.
Speakers at the information summit include:
• Paul Bedford, former chief planner for the City of Toronto, will talk about the development of new planning values, policies and processes to guide the next generation of city building
• Alex Speigel, from Windmill Development Group, will share about The Baker District Project in downtown Guelph
• Anthea Foyer, project lead for Mississauga’s Smart City Master plan, will share about Mississauga’s Smart City submission
Go to smartcityptbo.ca for more info, and get your FREE tickets here for the event at Market Hall on September 18th.