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City of St.Albert

Current and Future Projects

A number of Smart City initiatives are also underway or pending, such as the following examples:

  • Intelligent Transportation System Strategy to optimize intersections, building off current centralized traffic controls, to improve traffic movements and efficiency (2019)
  • Continued development of the City's fibre-optic network infrastructure, connecting municipal buildings and other assets across the community (2016-2019)
  • Regional transit Smart Fare / Smart Cards supporting digital payment, and the addition of several new 'Smart Bus' technologies for new transit vehicles (2016 - 2019)
  • Development of the foundations of an open government / open data program that will result in municipal data being released to the public in a free and easy manner (2018)
  • Addition of a heat recovery system at Servus Place, to capture waste heat that would have been otherwise vented into the atmosphere and use it to increase the efficiency of heating in the facility (2017)
  • Conversion of local streetlights to more efficeinct LED technology, through Fortis Alberta (2018)
  • Review and potential addition of a cogeneration plant at Servus Place, to produce electricity and heat for facility use (2017-2019)
  • Upgrade and expansion of the City's smart building controls, that monitor and control the operation of various municipal facilities (2017)
  • Installations of remote water meter infrastructure, that will enable residents and businesses to monitor their consumption in near real-time (2018)
  • New online City services including the expansion of St. Albert's "MyCity" system to become a 'one window' approach to services, and include permitting, inspections, and animal and business licenses (2017 - 2019)
  • Completion of emergency response vehicle 'pre-emption' systems that will permit these vehicles to move through intersections quickly and safely (2018)
  • Implementation of secure wireless network access for City staff in any municipal location (2017-2019)
  • Data visualizations and innovative uses of analytics, such as the City's future facility planning model (2016 - 2017)
  • Mobile Advanced Road Weather Information Sensors, that use data from weather information stations and combine with dynamic (mobile) data acquisition. These sensors are also capable of communicating with the salt and sand spreader controls on plow trucks directing them to more efficiently deliver traction control product to the roadway (future)

  • Expansion of free wireless internet access in community facilities and spaces, through private sector partners such as Shaw Communications, to promote ubiquitous connectivity (future)

  • Update of the City's long term technology strategy, captured in its Innovation and Technology Services Plan (future)
    Installation of parking monitoring technology at new park and ride facilities (future)

With these and other initiatives, St. Albert is well-positioned to enhance its efforts and build a reputation as a leading Canadian Smart City centre of excellence.

Collaborative projects

For more on St. Albert's partnered efforts, check out the Collaborative Projects inventory 

Smart CIty Master Plan

For a full picture of St. Albert's Smart City strategies and future plans, check out the Smart City Master Plan  

MUNICIPAL DRONE PROGRAM

For information on "Bud", the City's unmanned aerial vehicle, check out the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Information  

More Information

For more information on St. Albert's Smart City efforts or Master Plan, please contact us.

Last edited: September 12, 2018

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