May 26, 2018

Making Space for Change

Jo Flatt


An introduction to the ten research papers for Evergreen's Mid-Sized Cities Research Series, highlighting important conversations and trends

The Mid-Sized Cities Research Series highlights important trends happening in conversations surrounding Canadian cities: our urban population is growing, leadership is changing, municipalities need to be smart and open, and inclusion is a must, not a nice to have.

At Evergreen we do a lot of work in Canada’s cities. Over the past year we’ve seen a particular focus on two key areas: technology and inclusion. Technology refers to the many conversations and initiatives, from across sectors, around “smartness,” “openness,” and the need for cities to up their digital prowess. This trend has been further amplified by the Federal Government’s Smart Cities Challenge and the arrival of Sidewalk Labs in Canada’s largest city, prompting Canada’s municipalities to race towards a smart future.

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