Population: 648,000 / Mayor Gregor Robertson
Many of the City of Vancouver's key strategies, including the Digital Strategy, Greenest City Action Plan and Healthy City Strategy, reflect and support our community's progress toward a 'Smart City' vision, leveraging data and connected technologies to dramatically improve economic, social and environmental outcomes.
The City of Vancouver and the City of Surrey are collaborating on a joint submission to the Government of Canada’s ‘Smart Cities Challenge’ in the $50M prize category. This is a unique opportunity to catalyze diverse perspectives from individuals, entrepreneurs, businesses, and innovators to achieve real and positive impact to common issues.
Free #VanWiFi in more than 550 public spaces across the city
More than 400,000 car-free trips with Mobi by Shaw Go
Online services, tools, and mobile apps from reporting city issues with our VanConnect app, paying a parking meter by phone to open data and interactive maps providing sewage lines, park locations, etc.
Interactive crime mapping tool that helps inform residents of break and enters, thefts, and assaults in their neighbourhood
Open RFPs and Challenges
Help the cities of Vancouver and Surrey win the $50 million Smart Cities Challenge prize.
Smart cities have the potential to improve all aspects of livability and opportunity in a city: how we move around and communicate, our environment, and more. We want to hear ideas from entrepreneurs, businesses, and innovators to help our two cities develop a Challenge bid which will outline transformational initiatives to achieve real and positive impact to common issues.