Smart Cities Challenge


Revelstoke is Ready for the Challenge!

Thanks to an amazing amount of Community Collaboration we have now submitted an application to the Smart Cities Challenge in a bid to win $5 million to improve the quality of life of Revelstoke’s residents’

he Smart Cities Challenge is a federal government competition open to all municipalities, local or regional governments, and Indigenous communities across Canada.

The goal of the challenge is to “empower communities to address local issues residents face through new partnerships, using a smart cities approach.”

What is a smart cities approach? 

A smart cities approach aims to achieve meaningful outcomes for residents by leveraging the fundamental benefits that data and connected technology have to offer:

  • Openness: When communities make their data truly accessible, usable, and barrier-free, their decision-making processes become transparent, empowering citizens and strengthening the relationship between residents and public organizations.
  • Integration: Data and connected technology empower communities to break down silos that exist within local governments and public organizations.
  • Transferability: When tools and technological approaches are open-source, transparent, and standardized, they can be used by communities across the country, no matter their size or capacity.
  • Collaboration: Connected technology enables communities to bring traditional and non-traditional partners together to collaborate.

Grant Criteria

  • The City must consider the following criteria as we develop the application:
  • The challenge must be ambitious, measurable, and achievable through the proposed use of data and connected technology
  • The use of data and connected technology must achieve a meaningful and measurable outcome (or outcomes) for residents
  • Outcomes must reflect the true needs of the community
  • Challenge is, or will be, open, interoperable, scalable, and replicable to other parts of Canada
  • The formation of partnerships is necessary for the success of the proposal

City of Revelstoke’s Smart Cities Challenge Application

Through community wide consultation both online and in person, City staff has worked with a broad spectrum of community members and stakeholders to refine the challenge scope and consider all possible technology solutions.

The application submitted to the Smart Cities Challenge is a reflection of what the community believes to be our current biggest challenge and the best possibilities available for solving these challenges using data and integrated technology!

Please review the questions and answers below, or download a PDF of the document here.

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Question 1: Please provide the following information on your community:

Name of community: City of Revelstoke

Province: British Columbia

Population: 7,300

Indigenous Community: NO