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Community Solutions Network

Get help to launch smart city projects in your community

Learn more with other community leaders to advance your projects

The Community Solutions Network is a program of Future Cities Canada that serves every type of Canadian community: big, mid-sized, Indigenous, small and northern. Whether you’re just learning how to integrate data and technology approaches, or already tackling a large project, we have the tools and connections you need to connect, build capacity, and succeed.

As the project lead, Evergreen works with lead technical partner Open North and partners to provide valuable information, learning opportunities and advisory services in key areas of data and technology for municipal and community leaders, helping to improve the lives of residents.

Upcoming themes to be explored in our 2022/23 resources and events are:

  • Mobility, Connection and Accessibility
  • Natural and Built Public Assets
  • Climate Adaptation and Resilience
  • Community-Designed Public Spaces
  • Safer and Healthier Public Spaces
  • Smart Energy
  • Climate Mitigation/Net Zero Emissions

Get unlimited access to the largest curated library of smart city resources.

A smart city is a resilient, inclusive and collaboratively-built city that uses technology and data to better the quality of life for all residents. We provide the best information to help you turn bold ideas into innovative solutions. Register today to access helpful research to get your projects moving.

Browse our large collection of resources on the Community Solutions Portal and watch the video below!

Advisory Services and a Community of Practice

The Community Solutions Network has added a new service to its program offerings and advisory services, led by Open North. The Open Smart Cities Community of Practice aims to create a collaborative and cooperative space for communities across local governments focused on building better digital experiences in government. Members have access to tools, experts, and a network of peers to develop digital initiatives focused on technology and data for the public good.

Participate in our events, hosted across the country.

Upcoming events for 2022-23 will be posted here. For a look into our past events and hear from program staff and participants, watch this short video.

Access Courses

Access online courses led by lead technical partner Open North to help you implement data and technology in your community. Find available courses online.

Interested in joining the Community Solutions Network?

To learn more, please email: communitysolutions@evergreen.ca

An Open Smart City is where all sectors and residents collaborate in mobilizing data and technologies to develop their communities through fair, ethical, and transparent governance that balances economic development, social progress, and environmental responsibility.

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