Smart Cities Challenge

What is a Smart City?

Smart cities are innovative places that use technology and data to create safe public spaces and improve how citizens move around, live and play, work and learn, participate in society, and interact with nature.

Examples include better city planning and the use of technology to create greener buildings, smart roads and energy systems, and advanced digital connections for homes and businesses. 

How is Coquitlam currently using technology to enhance community life and City services?

  • secure web portal for City of Coquitlam accounts such as utilities, property taxes and dog licences
  • Viewpoint online community survey panel
  • Council Meeting webcasts and online agendas and minutes
  • eServices for online payments, renewals, program registration and permit application
  • Free WiFi in City parks and civic facilities, including City Hall, Poirier Sport & Leisure Complex and City Centre Aquatic Complex
  • LED street lights
  • Public safety cameras
  • Solar-powered mobile device charging station in Spirit Square
  • Traffic management systems
  • GPS fleet management system on service vehicles
  • Online building inspection booking tool and mobile building inspections
  • State-of-the-art QNet fibre optic network
  • Qthe Map-Web interactive City map to find zoning information, area plans, parks, City facilities, utility data and property information 

Contact Us

For further information on Coquitlam's Smart City initiatives, contact:

Danny Bandiera
Manager Information & Communication Technology
Phone: 604-927-3601