The ground breaking research on Open Smart Cities led by Tracey P. Lauriault in collaboration with OpenNorth Canada’s leading civil society organization on open data and funded by Natural Resource Canada‘s GeoConnections Program was featured in the Globe and Mail article: The importance of focusing on community when building smart cities.

The Open Smart City research is being translated into an assessment tool to help smart city programs in Canada deploy these large social and technological systems so that they be developed with residents, civil society, academics, and the private sector who collaborate with public officials to mobilize data and technologies when warranted in an ethical, accountable and transparent way to govern the city as a fair, viable and liveable commons and balance economic development, social progress and environmental responsibility.

Globally, this is the first definition of its kind and the Open Smart City might become a reality in Canada. The Open Smart City Guide and related documents are available here.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 in ,
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