The Smart City Initiative is how we can fix this problem, and I’m proud to be spearheading this project. Continue reading
If you’re sensing smoke in the air, you’re not the only one. Several air quality sensors throughout the city are reporting poor air quality due to the B.C. fires that have been rampaging through B.C. since July 7.
The sensors are part of a pilot project under St. Albert’s smart city initiative.
Coral Taylor, presenter from SensorUp, says the sensors are so sensitive that it can change from good air quality to poor air quality just by barbecuing in the backyard.
OPEN BY DEFAULT!
What is open data? Open data is the release of municipal data for unrestricted public viewing and use. This data can be a tool to help foster problem-solving applications than help enhance the urban landscape. The data and easy access to it is foundational for a smart city.
Heron, accompanied by smart city manager Travis Peter, spoke Thursday morning with members of the federal standing committee on transport, infrastructure and communities on behalf of the city and of the Alberta Smart City Alliance.
I was very proud to present to Canada’s Parliament about the potential of Smart Cities and how municipalities can benefit. Below is a transcript of our meeting in it’s entirety. Continue reading
St. Albert council has approved its Smart City Master Plan after lengthy debates on several amendments.
The plan’s approval at the Oct. 3 meeting paves the way for capital project charters for two-dozen items indicated in the plan to come to council over the next couple of years during budget deliberations.
The plan describes a smart city as “an urban area that solves its core issues through innovation and collaboration, and that applies new technologies and data for the benefit of all.”
St. Albert’s smart city master plan is set to make its debut.
A draft version of the smart city master plan, with a staff recommendation to have one more month of consultation before finalizing the document, was due in front of council at Tuesday’s council meeting. The meeting took place after press time.
It was a great experience, but I had no idea so many people were watching. That night we proved how the power of social media can get a message out and people are listening!