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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Food Truck Wednesday
Come to The Brick parking lot on July 17th from 11 am-6 pm for the Food Truck Wednesday launch Party!!
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Women of Excellence Olds
Congratulations to Doreen Bergum on winning the Lifetime Achievement Award!