This interactive webinar will present findings from the Open Smart Cities in Canada project. Its focus will be on clarifying and situating the term Open Smart City among closely related concepts and digital practices. Additionally, it will provide reflections on guiding principles for open smart cities that are informed by the Project’s research (e.g., international case study report and literature review, interviews with Province of Ontario and the Cities of Edmonton, Guelph, Montreal, and Ottawa, e-scan of international actors). The content provided in this webinar will build upon findings from the first webinar.
As Canadian municipalities pursue developing and deploying open and smart city strategies and roadmaps it is suggested in this webinar that there are tools, practices, policies and legislation that can inform and assist public officials in decision making about the deployment of open smart cities and also about the processes and procedures that enable the dissemination of data generated in smart city contexts and about the technologies that are used to generate those data. Findings from this webinar are particularly timely due to the recent launch of Infrastructure Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge.
This research is led by OpenNorth and funded by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) GeoConnections program. The core team members leading this research are Jean-Noe Landry (OpenNorth), Rachel Bloom (OpenNorth), Prof. Tracey Lauriault (Carleton University), M. David Fewer (Canadian Internet Policy and Public Interest Clinic (CIPPIC)), and Prof. Mark S. Fox (University of Toronto). This Project incorporates input from smart city representatives and informants at the Cities of Edmonton, Guelph, Montreal, and Ottawa and at the Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
We would like to thank Geothink for providing the hosting services for this webinar.
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