City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 24 Meeting?

To finish up June, council will revisit leash-free parks in Guelph, and also look ahead to the next phase of winning the Smart Cities Challenge, and what’s going to happen now that the Province has shaken up development charges. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the June 24 Meeting?”

Guelph is a Smart City, and Has the $10 Million to Prove It

Guelph and Wellington County’s proposal for a Circular Food Economy was a winner for Infrastructure Canada. The plan to increase access to nutritious food, reduce food waste and create new agri-business opportunities was the recipient of one of two $10 million prizes in a ceremony held Tuesday afternoon. Continue reading “Guelph is a Smart City, and Has the $10 Million to Prove It”

LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 25, 2019

Tonight, council will hear an update on the Smart Cities Challenge submission, and the Guelph Innovation District lands. You can click here for the amended agenda from City Hall, and you can click here for the Politico preview. For the complete blow-by-blow of today’s council meeting, you can follow along on Twitter, or follow the tweets below. You can also watch the City’s own live-stream of the meeting here. Continue reading “LIVE BLOG: City Council Meeting for March 25, 2019”

City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 25 Meeting?

This month of council meetings comes to a close with a Smart Cities Update, and further discussion about finally moving the Guelph Innovation District lands. Continue reading “City Council Preview – What’s on the Agenda for the March 25 Meeting?”

Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition

In April, the City of Guelph and Wellington County revealed their submission for the Federal Government’s Smart City Challenge: the creation of the Canada’s first circular food economy. As luck would have it, the selection committee liked what Guelph and Wellington are offering, and now we’re off to round two. Continue reading “Guelph-Wellington’s a Smart City, as Pitch Passes First Round of Competition”

GUELPH POLITICAST #122 – Smart Cities Challenge

It sounds a bit like a reality show. Infrastructure Canada is challenging municipalities, regional governments and First Nations communities from coast to coast to coast to use innovation, data, and technology to address one of the pressing issues of the 21st century. Guelph chose food, and this is a podcast about it. Continue reading “GUELPH POLITICAST #122 – Smart Cities Challenge”