February 12, 2021
Nourishing smart city solutions: Data collaboration and food policy
Authors: Dr. Anna-Liisa Aunio, Rachel Begg, Anne Marie Aubert
This research brief explores the issue of data collaboration among local community partners, drawing lessons from efforts to address food insecurity during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in Montreal. The pandemic underlined the critical role of local governments and grassroots organizations in rapidly responding to complex economic and social challenges, which requires collaboration across a wide range of actors with varying degrees of knowledge and capacity to meet local community needs.
This research brief identifies critical considerations for how open smart city principles can be applied in data collaboration to identify community needs, foster trust and engagement ...