Ontario city ‘living lab’ for IoT applications

February 13, 2019

The City of Markham plans to use Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve efficiency of municipal operations. Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com [1]
The City of Markham plans to use Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve efficiency of municipal operations.
Photo © www.bigstockphoto.com

The City of Markham[2], Ont., has launched the Smart City Accelerator Research Program, in partnership with a telecommunications firm. The program will deploy several Internet of Things (IoT) applications to improve the efficiency of municipal operations and enhance city services for residents.

Markham aims to create a ‘frictionless city’ through innovation and adoption of emerging technologies that will better the overall quality of life for its residents. The initiative provides an opportunity for the city to test various sensor technologies in different business areas.

“Markham will serve as a living lab and an incubator for innovation,” said Frank Scarpitti, mayor of Markham.

Data analytics gathered by the system would enable municipal workers from across city departments to collaborate in real-time and can lead to better-informed decisions about the management of city operations and delivery of services for citizens.

Planned initiatives for the smart city program include:

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  1. [Image]: https://www.constructioncanada.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Opener-6.jpg
  2. City of Markham: https://www.markham.ca/wps/portal/home

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