Examples of outcomes include:
Safety and Security: Reduced crime rates; increased safety for women; improved emergency response times, etc..
Healthy Living and Recreation: Increased access to recreational programming; availability of remote health services; reduction in adverse health outcomes, etc.
Environmental Quality: Reduced greenhouse gas emissions; reduction in environmental contaminant levels; habitat preservation or renewal; etc.
Mobility and Transportation: Increased accessibility to public transportation; reduced first mile/last mile gaps; reduction of congestion; etc.
Economic Opportunity: Increased employment opportunities; reductions in processing times for business permits; improvements in skill levels in the local labour force etc.
Empowerment and Inclusion: Reduced homelessness rates; reductions in the number of institutionalized children and youth, better integration of newcomers, refugees, youth, seniors, visible minorities, etc. in the community, opportunities to participate in and to be informed about, the democratic process/decisions affecting the community etc.
Click the links below for more information on what makes a Smart Community and the Smart Cities Challenge.
What is a Smart City? (3 1/2 minutes)
How smart cities need the right ingredients | Matthew Beeton | TEDxMonteCarlo (7 minutes)
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Everything Olds is new again
Community information portal site has a fresh look One of the challenges with information and technology is keeping up with ever-evolving changes and dynamics. Olds Institute embraced that challenge as it gave its community directory and information platform website, EverythingOlds.ca, a modern new look. “It’s more than just appearance, although that is an attractive feature […]
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New! Spring Community Showcase
Regularly held every September, this event is an annual Information and Registration Night, giving newcomers an introduction into the community. All local area residents have the opportunity to sign up for classes, lessons, workshops and find volunteer opportunities in the community. For 2019, Olds Institute / Everything Olds is hosting a showcase on February 12 […]
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Summer brings great weather and with it, the promise of fantastic adventures spent in the great outdoors. It’s time to leave your worries behind and take in the majestic wonders of Central Alberta. There’s plenty of thrills to find, but the first step is getting out of the house and into the wild. So with […]