Our Smart Cities Challenge Proposal


The Smart Cities Challenge (2018-2019) was a new way the Government of Canada was helping communities become healthier, more inclusive and liveable.

The Smart Cities Challenge (2018-2019) was a competition open to all municipalities, local and regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada to define their future, using a citizen-driven, smart city approach. Edmonton was selected as a finalist in the $50 million category.

A smart cities approach aims to achieve meaningful outcomes for residents by leveraging the fundamental benefits of data and technology. The challenge was based on four guiding principles of openness, integration, transferability and collaboration. 


The City of Edmonton released its final proposal for the Smart Cities Challenge on March 5, 2019.

The City of Edmonton would like to thank all those who have contributed to the development of Edmonton’s proposal for the Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge. 

It was a very collaborative effort across many stakeholders, residents and partners. Thank you for the stories, ideas and perspectives that were shared.

Please click here to read the Executive Summary of Edmonton’s Final Proposal for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.


The City of Edmonton released a Smart Cities Challenge Engagement Report entitled 'What We Heard' on March 5, 2019.

The City of Edmonton’s ‘What We Heard’ Engagement Report summarizes the input that was received in relation to Edmonton’s proposal for Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.

Edmonton’s proposal was informed by 16 months of intense, focused engagement with stakeholders and the public to INFORM and ADVISE on what makes people feel connected and what makes Edmonton a Smart and Healthy City.

To read Edmonton’s What We Heard Report, please click here.

For more information on this report please contact us as smartcity@edmonton.ca

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