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St. Albert’s Smart City Master Plan

Complementing its existing reputation as one of Canada’s best places to live, best places to raise a family, and best places to invest, St. Albert is also a growing Canadian Smart City Centre of Excellence. It is joining other international cities in raising the bar on what it means to be a modern and adaptive city, and will showcase how its size and characteristics make the community an ideal collaborator, technology adopter, and test-bed for new innovations.

To move forward in a coordinated manner, St. Albert developed an integrated and visionary strategy aligned to its current situation and the demands of our technological and knowledge-based society. A Steering Committee of local elected officials and residents came together to prepare a Smart City Master Plan, which serves as a roadmap that St. Albert can follow as it evolves into the 21st century.  St. Albert is a community that recognizes the value in addressing its challenges through innovation and collaboration, and by applying new technologies and data sources for public benefit. This approach is also the essence of how the community defines itself as a Smart City.

Master Plan Objectives

The Master Plan sets out how the community can grow as a Smart City – a place that fosters innovation and collaboration, applies new technologies and data, generates municipal efficiencies, improves service delivery, and supports economic growth.

The overall outcomes of the Smart City Master Plan are to:

  • improve local program and service delivery, quality of life, and infrastructure/asset management;
  • support economic development efforts to grow existing business and attract new investment; and
  • identify opportunities for greater organizational efficiencies over time.

The Master Plan highlights 65 initiatives within 29 broad strategies, each prioritized based on their impact on the key outcomes above. These strategies will enable St. Albert to grow as a city where technology fuels opportunity, inclusion, engagement, and innovation.   

It is important to note that this Master Plan is an enabler for many of the community's goals and priorities, and a lens through which we can view the future.  Detailed strategies are identified within the Master Plan, including prioritized investments, partnerships, targets/benchmarks, and other tactics that are necessary to realize long term success. 

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Last edited: March 5, 2019

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