January 7, 2020

State of Open Smart Communities in Canada

Open North and Evergreen

As the smart city landscape across Canada evolves, cities, towns, and Indigenous communities of all sizes are learning from each other and are building a "made in Canada" version of the smart city.

This report identifies the self-assessed needs and capacities of Canadian municipalities, emerging challenges and risks faced regarding data and technologies, and the innovative approaches applied to address those challenges. Drawing from conversations with city leaders across the country over the past nine months, there is evidence that cities are increasingly expressing a desire to adopt smart city practices that align with the Open Smart City concept. Communities across Canada are proactive as they develop policies and strategies that uphold the public interest and represent the values of openness and accountability, while at the same time fostering innovation and inclusion...

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