This post is translated from the original one in French “Livre blanc sur l’état des villes intelligentes au Québec, 2019”.
Any city, whatever its size, seeks to use its resources and infrastructures efficiently to better serve the citizen. In short, to become a smart and learning city.
For several years, a committee made up of representatives from the cities of Montreal, Quebec, Hampstead, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Shawinigan, Longueuil and Gatineau have been working together to develop the White Paper on the smart city. It was born out of a need to draw a portrait of the advancement of the smart city in Quebec. To know the issues and concerns of municipalities and to make recommendations aimed at establishing winning conditions for the advancement of the smart city are among its objectives.
This committee, in light of the research and testimonies collected, prepared a series of strategic recommendations intended for the governments of Quebec and Canada as well as for the municipalities.