This interactive webinar will present findings from OpenNorth’s Open Smart Cities in Canada project. We will present a first ever definition for an Open Smart City and the Open Smart Cities Guide V1.0, informed by research conducted in Canada and an examination of international best practices. In the context of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge and the public conversation regarding Sidewalk Labs, this webinar is a timely opportunity to receive public feedback on the definition and structure of our guide. Please come prepared with your questions and comments! The content provided in this final webinar will build upon findings from the Open Smart Cities in Canada’s first and second webinars.
The webinar will refer to tools, practices, policies, recommendations and legal frameworks to guide Canadian municipalities toward co-creating Open Smart Cities with their residents.
This research is led by OpenNorth and funded by the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) GeoConnections program. The core team leading this research are Jean-Noé Landry (OpenNorth), Rachel Bloom (OpenNorth), Prof. Tracey P. 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 from the Cities of Edmonton, Guelph, Montreal, and Ottawa and the Provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.
We would like to thank the Geothink research partnership for providing the hosting services for this webinar.