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  • St. John’s, Happy City Teaming Up for Smart Cities Challenge

    The City of St. John’s is teaming up with Happy City to take part in a federal competition with a huge prize, and they’re looking for public feedback.

    The Canadian Smart Cities Challenge is designed to spur communities to find solutions to large scale problems.

    Councillor Maggie Burton says the city’s entry focuses on making the community easier to get around while celebrating an active lifestyle.

    Burton was joined by chair of Happy City Rob Nolan at Bannerman Park this morning, to announce plans to participate in the competition. The city is going after the top prize of $10-million but right now, they need to hear from people across the city about how to better include residents with different mobility needs.

    Nolan says the city’s submission proposes the development of a mobility network.

    Nolan says an integrated mobility network will outline a plan for transportation and mobility based on residents’ needs.

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