Charlottetown vies for $10M Smart Cities prize
Smart Cities Challenge has a $10M prize
The City of Charlottetown is competing for a big prize in order to support the mental health of its youth.
The city is submitting an entry into the Smart Cities Challenge, a competition that encourages communities to improve lives through technology. The first step is for the city to identify a problem they would like to tackle.
Ramona Doyle, Charlottetown's sustainability officer, said technology could help with youth mental health in a variety of ways.
"You could use technology in a way to connect people better to programming," said Doyle.
"It could be a way to use virtual support groups for youth, it could be data collection."
The prize is $10 million.
If Charlottetown is chosen as a finalist, it will receive $250,000 to further develop the proposal.