The Smart City Readiness Project

Curious about Peterborough’s Smart City Readiness Project?

The Smart City Readiness Project is an active working group that will help the City of Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for the Canadian Smart Cities Challenge.

Summit Information

Please join us at:

Market Hall

140 Charlotte St,
Peterborough, ON
K9J 2T8

Sept 18, 2019.
5:30pm – 8:30pm


To register to the event click here.

What is the Smart City Challenge?

Curious to learn more about what the Smart City Challenge is all about?

How can I help?

If you’d like to be considered as a Summit speaker or panelist, become a part of the working group, or to sponsor this initiative, please contact us.

What is the Smart City Challenge?

The Smart Cities Challenge is a competition held by Infrastructure Canada. It is open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada.

 

This Challenge empowers communities across the country to address local issues such as, sustainability and economic growth, through new partnerships and a smart city approach.

 

Finalists will receive support to develop their smart cities proposals. Winning communities will be awarded with prize money up to $50,000,000 to help implement their programs.

 

The Smart City Readiness Project is the working group that will help Peterborough prepare an application and proposal for this challenge.

So, what exactly is a smart city?

A smart city is a municipality that uses information and communication technologies to increase its operational efficiency, share information with the public and improve both the quality of government services and the welfare of its residents.

Where are the Smartest Cities?

Here are some of the Smartest Cities in the world and what they are doing.

New York City, USA

Ranks among the top cities in car sharing services, education, innovative economies, internet speed, and WiFi hotspots.

San Francisco, USA

Among the leaders in smart parking and has been consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live.

London, UK

Revered for its smart transport system London also uses smart technology for improving health of its citizens, and environmental services.

Paris, France

Ranks as one of the top cities in innovation, renewable energy, international outreach, and digitization of government.

Vienna, Austria

The Austrian capital is renowned for traffic management and smart building utilization.

Seoul, South Korea

The city’s “Smart Seoul 2015” campaign provided top-notch healthcare facilities for the disabled and elderly by providing tablets and smartphones to assure they received timely medical attention.

Where are the Smartest Cities?

Here are some of the Smartest Cities in the world and what they are doing.

New York City, USA

Ranks among the top cities in car sharing services, education, innovative economies, internet speed, and WiFi hotspots.

San Francisco, USA​

Among the leaders in smart parking and has been consistently ranked as one of the best cities to live.

London, UK

Revered for its smart transport system London also uses smart technology for improving health of its citizens, and environmental services.

Paris, France

Ranks as one of the top cities in innovation, renewable energy, international outreach, and digitization of government.

Vienna, Austria​

The Austrian capital is renowned for traffic management and smart building utilization.

Seoul, South Korea

The city’s “Smart Seoul 2015” campaign provided top-notch healthcare facilities for the disabled and elderly by providing tablets and smartphones to assure they received timely medical attention.

Why Peterborough?

Why not. Smart Cities are already happening around the world, throughout Canada and it has already started in the City of Peterborough. It is important that while the City and community partners are working on improving lives today, our working group will be looking at preserving and preparing the City for tomorrow.

Our three main goals will be focused on:

Identifying the number one priority for the City over the next 25 years.

Engaging the community and surrounding area on Smart City ideas for Peterborough.

Collaborating with the City to develop an action plan for the next five years and beyond.

Our Working Group

The Summit

Please join us at:

Market Hall

140 Charlotte St,

Peterborough, ON

K9J 2T8

Sept 18, 2019.
5:30pm – 8:30pm

You’re invited to the City of Peterborough’s upcoming Smart City Summit. Hear from leading minds in urban innovation and city building, and leave inspired to reimagine our urban futures, together. Hosted by the DBIA and presented at Market Hall, the Summit is an opportunity to hear about the thinking behind creating more equitable, regenerative and prosperous cities for everyone.

Confirmed Speakers

Learn about our speakers for the summit. 

Paul Bedford

Formerly Chief Planner for the City of Toronto for eight years, Paul Bedford focused his energy on the development of new planning values, policies and processes to guide the next generation of city building in Canada’s largest city. As the driving force behind “the Kings’ renaissance,” Toronto’s groundbreaking new Official Plan and unanimous City Council approval of the Central Waterfront Principles Plan, he challenged everyone to embrace new ways to think, act and plan. Following his retirement from the City of Toronto after 31 years of public service, Mr. Bedford remains passionate about the city and remains active in shaping the new urban policy agenda at all levels of government.

Alex Speigel

From Windmill Development Group is excited to share his experience developing The Baker District project in downtown Guelph. This planned development in partnership with the City of Guelph is approximately 500,000 sq.ft. and will create a unique mixed-use development with a new central library, other synergistic community uses and approximately 300 residential units just a short walk away from Guelph’s central train station. This development promises to be an exciting addition to one of Canada’s fastest growing and most dynamic communities with many similar challenges that Peterborough faces.

Anthea Foyer

Bio coming soon.

If you’d like to be considered as a Smart City speaker or panelist, please contact us.

Who can attend?

The Summit is free and open to the public, so all have the opportunity to hear from great local and national voices. Hope to see you there!

 

The summit will kick off a campaign to collect and share thinking and ideas on smart city approaches to help improve the lives and prosperity of Peterborough.

 

Click here to register to attend the event.

Our Progress

Thank you for showing an interest in Peterborough’s Smart City Readiness Project. Our journey has just begun, and our first milestone will be the Smart City Readiness Summit. The summit will kick off a campaign for you to share your ideas on smart city approaches and what you think Peterborough’s priorities should be over the next 25 years. We look forward to hearing from you.

 

Stay tuned for updated information.

Workshops

Workshop 1

Smart City Readiness Summit

Market Hall

Sept 18, 2019.

5:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Workshop 2

To be announced.

 

Workshop 3

To be announced.

Milestones

• Application Deadline

Q4 2019 – TBD

• Shortlist Announcement

Spring 2020 TBD

• Proposal Kickoff

• Idea collection

• Concept Development

• Proposal Development

© 2019 Smart City Readiness Project.