Research Brief

March 3, 2021

Technology procurement: Shaping future public value

Open North

Authors: Bianca Wylie, Matthew Claudel

New technologies are raising a wide range of uncharted digital rights and digital governance issues, while also challenging long-established processes, sectoral relationships, and power structures in municipalities. This research brief tackles the long-standing problem of ensuring that technology procurement leads to long-term public value to city governments and residents. It does so by framing technology procurement as a space of defining future public value, while also identifying tactical issues for communities that are adapting to a new landscape of technologies and business models.

This is part of a series of Community Solutions Network Research Briefs, commissioned by...

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