October 23, 2019

The Future Fix Podcast: Who Governs the Smart City

Spacing and Evergreen

Evergreen released the second episode of the new podcast series The Future Fix: Solutions for Communities Across Canada

The Future Fix is a collaboration between Evergreen and Spacing for the Community Solutions Network that explores how data and tech are transforming communities across Canada. Each episode delves into an idea or innovation that seeks to address a community challenge, from disaster mitigation to broadband access to public transportation in the suburbs.

In this episode, we explore the role of local government has to play in smart city projects with Pamela Robinson, director of Ryerson’s School of Urban and Regional Planning, and Future Cities Canada Fellow. We also discuss the price that is paid when marginalized communities don’t have access to the data being collected about them, or any say in how it’s gathered with Jonathan Dewar, executive director of the First Nations Information Governance Centre.

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