Vance Badawey, Member of Parliament for Niagara Centre, in partnership with the Department of Geography and Tourism at Brock University, hosted a smart cities consultation. Professors, students, municipal government officials, and members of the public came together to discuss how we can make Niagara municipalities into smart cities.
Attendees discussed topics such as infrastructure, planning, transit, the economy, technology, and the cultural/social aspect of smart cities. There were a wide variety of views and ideas stemming from the discussion.
Thank you to facilitators and organizers for helping:
Chris Fullerton, Brock University, Department of Geography and Tourism
David Seigel, Brock University, Interim Dean of Education
Charles Conteh, Brock University, Department of Political Science
Lyndsay Richardson, City of Port Colborne, Planner
Shannon Laroque, City of Port Colborne, Planner
Erin Stitt-Cavanagh, Niagara College, Associate Dean for the School of Technology
Amber Schmucker, Niagara College
Samantha Morris, Brock University