Magog joins Smart Cities group
he City of Magog has announced its decision to participate in the Smart Cities Challenge launched by the federal government last November. In doing so, Magog will partner with the municipalities of Brossard, Châteauguay, Delson, Sainte-catherine, Saint-constant, Saint-lambert, Saint-basile-le-grand, the Huron-wendat First Nation, Beaconsfield, and B-CITI to present a common application.
First prize for the challenge is $10 million to help complete the proposed project.
The Smart Cities Challenge is a national competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities, regional governments, and Aboriginal communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge aims to encourage communities to take a smart city approach to improving the quality of life of their residents through innovation, data and connected technologies. Participating cities and organizations have until April 24, to submit their application. Finalists will be announced by the federal government in the summer of 2018.
The City of Magog and its partners are inviting the public to submit any ideas they may have by means of a short form before April 23. Participants are asked to make suggestions following a smart city approach, leveraging innovation, data, or technology to improve the quality of life of the community. This form is available on the microsite specifically created for the challenge at www.ideescollectives.ca.
Magog Mayor and Chair of the UMQ Smart Cities Working Committee Vickimay