Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

In 2018, Greater Victoria edged out more than 126 cities across Canada to be shortlisted as one of ten $10 million finalists in the first ever Smart Cities Challenge!  Though Greater Victoria was not selected for the final prize, we remain determined to keep the momentum going and work with our partners to develop our smart mobility projects, using what we learned throughout the proposal process to guide us. With support from our local governments and organizations like Esri Canada, BC Transit, BC Ferries , and other private transportation companies, we will continue our collaboration to improve transportation and mobility in the South Island region. We are excited to present our final proposal and we invite you to read it and watch our video below.


Supporting Documents for SIPP’s Smart Cities Challenge Proposal

Performance Measurement

The following documents outline 1) SIPP’s three-year, outcomes-based performance measurement framework for the Smart Mobility Program in our Smart Cities Challenge proposal, and 2) An introduction to the newly developed Mobility Wellness Index (MWI), the world’s first comprehensive measurement framework that links how any given city performs on overall wellbeing as it relates to transportation and mobility.

Our Initial Proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge

Infrastructure Canada launched their Smart Cities Challenge in 2017 — a competition inviting communities across the country to showcase their best “smart” ideas  to compete for $5 million, $10 million, and $50 million prizes.

We are proud to make available the first ten questions from our proposal for a Smart South Island below.

Smart South Island: Citizen-Inspired Transformation

The Smart South Island Vision 2040 is a long-term regional plan which establishes the intended future state of a Smart South Island — it outlines the guiding set of principles for South Island Prosperity Project’s submission to Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. Vision 2040 highlights our community’s desire to see significant improvements made to quality of life through the use of data and connected technologies. The Smart South Island Symposium, held in 2017, informed and influenced the guiding principles.