Ma­gog joins Smart Cities group

Sherbrooke Record - - LOCAL NEWS -

TRecord Staff

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

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