What is the Smart Cities Challenge?
The Smart Cities Challenge is a pan-Canadian competition open to communities of all sizes, including municipalities, regional administrations and Aboriginal communities (First Nations, Métis and Inuit). The Challenge is aimed at encouraging communities to adopt smart-city approaches to improving the quality of life of their residents through innovation and the use of data and connected technologies. The application deadline for submissions is April 24, 2018. Montréal’s municipal administration could win up to $50 million as part of the competition.
What is a smart city?
A smart city is one that uses new
information technologies and data to effectively meet urban challenges and
improve its citizens’ quality of life. The related success factors are based on
transparent and collaborative governance, central to which is citizen
What does “open data” mean?
What is Big Data?
The term denotes a large volume of data. In general, Big Data is defined by the “3V” characteristics specific to it: velocity, volume and variety. The volume of data to process must be sufficiently large, the data set, whether structured or not, must be highly varied, and the data collection and sharing must be done at a relatively high velocity. (Source: Verteego)
What is connected technology?
What is citizen participation and participative democracy?
Participative democracy is aimed at achieving the highest possible level of citizen participation in the public policy decision-making process.