How Can I Engage or Learn More?
Smart City efforts can enable the achievement of many of the community’s current and future priorities. To develop its unique Smart City Master Plan, the City of St. Albert relied on input from residents, businesses, and leading public and private sector organizations across Canada. There are also many opportunities for interested people to engage and learn more!
Smart City Engagement Opportunities
PARTICIPATE IN PROJECTS AND TESTING
- Interested in involvement in specific projects, such as testing of sensors? In 2017, the City is offering residents a chance to participate in an air quality sensing pilot, free of charge - read more and apply to participate today!
- COMMENT ON THE SMART CITY MASTER PLAN
- In 2014 and 2015, the Smart City Steering Committee conducted a large scale stakeholder engagement process. To ensure maximum participation and reach the engagement included multiple channels, including a Smart City / local internet survey, resident and business focus groups, committee meetings, website / online feedback tools, municipal employee input sessions, community and regional events, pecha kuchas, school and youth group visits, direct meetings, and more. Nearly 2,000 stakeholders were reached through the engagement process, and the Committee sincerely appreciates the input of the St. Albert residents, businesses, community groups, and many others who participated.
- The final round of community input on the Master Plan is now closed, but input is always welcome - just contact us to contribute
- See: Smart City Master Plan Information and Documents
- EXPRESS YOUR PRIORITIES FOR SMART CITY & ADD YOUR OWN IDEAS
- What Smart City features are important to you? Complete a fun Wiki Survey to rank your priorities, and even add your own ideas for others to vote on.
- Complete a fun wiki survey HERE
- SHARE YOUR STORIES
- Do you currently utilize unique 'smart' technologies or data at home or work (e.g. analytics, automation, sensors, etc.)? Or are you planning to use innovative approaches to improve your business or quality of life? If so, we would love to hear your story!
- To share your story, or provide additional input to the Smart City Steering Committee, please contact us.
meet with International Delegations
- In 2015 the City of St. Albert was pleased to welcome a delegation of regional and Taiwanese business leaders to the community. The delegation identified St. Albert as a growing Smart City innovation cluster and wants to learn about local Smart City approaches and to meet with regional technology organizations.
- Missed the delegation? Watch the presentations (go to October 16, 2015 Council meeting, and click on the video for "other")
attend Local events and idea forums
- In June 2017, join us for the St. Albert Innovation Summit! This event features exciting speakers and discussions on several important economic innovation concepts. For more, visit the event page (coming soon!).
- Previously St. Albert also held “Pecha Kucha” evenings - Japanese for chit chat - featuring presentations on local innovative concepts, projects and musings in the 20 slides x 20 second per slide format. A great social evening with networking, learning and more as we build a smart and creative city! Missed a Pecha Kucha? Want to watch your favourite speaker again? Watch them again!
Learn More about Smart Cities in alberta
- In addition to its local engagement, the City of St. Albert reaches out to organizations across Alberta, Canada and the world to learn or share our own successes and insights.
- One of the primary ways St. Albert engages others is through a dynamic organization committed to advancing Smart City innovations across Alberta. Click for more information on St. Albert's membership in the Alberta Smart City Alliance.
Engage in Local Classes and Programs
- The St. Albert Public Library offers a variety of excellent technology programs and other features. These have included sessions on coding, maker sessions, social media, digital illustration, and more!
- For more information or to register, visit the St. Albert Public Library.
Last edited: June 2, 2017