Montreal's Application to the Smart Cities Challenge
« Face aux grands enjeux de mobilité et d’accessibilité aux services, la Ville de Montréal a décidé de miser sur l’intelligence collective et la collaboration pour faire émerger des solutions tangibles, se basant sur le dynamisme de sa vie de quartier. » - Valérie Plante, Mayor of Montreal
On April 24th, the City of Montreal submitted its application for the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition led by Infrastructure Canada and aimed at improving the lives of communities through social innovation, data and technology, deployed to solve local issues. This major challenge promises to place Montreal at the forefront of social innovation and digital creativity by encouraging citizen participation and the use of open data to improve the well-being of its citizens.
The CIRM is proud to join the non-profit organizations, citizen movements, foundations, research centers and private companies that are among the 36 partners and project initiators of the City of Montreal as part of the Smart Cities Challenge, particularly through the development of the Observatory of Narratives based on a social use of data, following the ecosystem approach of the smart city.