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22 Ideas for Earth Day and Beyond
From community clean-ups and e-waste drop offs, to tree planting and seedling giveaways, Earth Day (April 22) activities have become an import…
Open Smart Communities in Practice
This report documents the progress of several ‘smart city’ initiatives currently underway in communities across Canada. It will be particularl…
Are you applying to the Northern Access Round of the Housing Supply Challenge? Fiv…
Key takeaways from the Northern Access Round Launch
Placekeeping, righting relationships and an Indigenous reimagining of cities
An interview with author and Civic-Indigenous Toolkit writer Tanya Chung-Tiam-Fook
Smart Cities and Human Rights
In this brief, the authors outline the risks that smart city technologies pose to human rights as set out in Canadian law.
Civic-Indigenous Placekeeping and Partnership Building Toolkit
Aani bozhoo, kweh, tansi, shé:kon, éy swayel, ulakoot, greetings!
Getting Started with Community Broadband
Getting Started with Community Broadband is the first installment of this suite of toolkits designed to support small communities across Canad…
Technology procurement: Shaping future public value
New technologies are raising a wide range of uncharted digital rights and digital governance issues, while also challenging long-established p…
Advancing Community Resilience through Smart Approaches: A Resource for Canadian C…
The Toolkit is an outcome of the lessons learned by Canadian communities that attended the British Columbia Idea Camp in Victoria, British Col…
The Key Role Supportive Housing Plays in Canada’s Housing Supply
Evergreen is asking experts from the housing sector across Canada to share their experiences and highlight some key barriers to new housing supply.
Nourishing smart city solutions: Data collaboration and food policy
This research brief explores the issue of data collaboration among local community partners, drawing lessons from efforts to address food inse…
The Future Fix: Tech lessons COVID taught us
The Future Fix is a collaboration between Evergreen and Spacing for the Community Solutions Network.
Parks and Open Spaces: Challenges and Opportunities of Smart Technologies
Authors: Danielle Lenarcic Biss, Pamela Robinson This research brief explores the implications of deploying new technologies into public space…
Building Our Urban Futures: Inside Canada’s Infrastructure and Real Estate Needs
The time has come to massively invest in Canada's infrastructure. Canada’s historical underinvestment in infrastructure has reached a critical…
The Future Fix Podcast: The secret life of sensors
The Future Fix is a collaboration between Evergreen and Spacing for the Community Solutions Network
Ontario Affordable Housing Calculator
Introducing the Ontario Affordable Housing Calculator - a tool built to inspire and support emerging affordable housing developments and polic…
Design Thinking Module: 1. Understand
Develop a system understanding of your Housing Supply Challenge solution. At this point, your team has a challenge statement, which describes …