Thursday, April 05, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Take the Smart Cities Challenge Survey

image of st.john's to promote smart cities challenge survey

The City of St. John’s and Happy City St. John’s recently announced a collaboration to enter into the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge, an initiative of the federal government to encourage communities to seek smart, transformative solutions to big problems. The application for St. John’s will focus on becoming a city of residents who, with the application of technologies, can better embrace and celebrate an active and healthy lifestyle.

A volunteer ‘Challenge Committee’ has been struck to help advise and guide the direction of the application. Happy City is coordinating an online survey and public forums to engage the community on the topic.

City residents are encouraged to take the survey online, open until April 15.

The City's application for the challenge must be submitted by April 24, after which juried finalists will be awarded $250,000 to flesh out their proposal. The St. John’s application will target the $10 million prize.