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Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge

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! For the past year, the South Island Prosperity Partnership (SIPP) has been working on Greater Victoria’s final proposal and we have now submitted it to the Federal Government. 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.