St. Albert is the founder of the Smart Cities Alliance of Alberta and has been partnering with global IT leaders Cisco and IBM to develop ideas, best practices and research in the field of intelligent communities.  Its freshly launched master plan includes a lengthy list of short-term objectives: fast Internet everywhere; public-transport systems which optimize travel times and safety; intelligent and intuitive road signals which prioritize emergency vehicles; responsive and efficient public amenities such as street lighting that automatically dims when a street is empty; and real-time data on services such as garbage collection and snow plowing as well as city parking availability. Read More