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Learning Networks

We are at an unprecedented moment to transform city building to better serve generations to come. To harness this moment, Canada needs to create a culture of innovation, which requires effective collaboration across sectors and between communities. We need sophisticated collaboration models to establish a common ground, to build partnerships and find solutions in order to move swiftly into action.

Our learning networks generate, curate and share urban research to promote knowledge-sharing and capacity building for urban innovators and city builders. Our learning networks, together with our labs and hubs, create a national network to accelerate innovation.

The Community Solutions Network, the Future Cities Canada Summit and Future City Builders are a few of the projects increasing community capacity to collectively build our future cities.

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Community Solutions Network

A new platform for communities to connect and build a national centre of excellence in open smart cities. The Community Solutions Network provides valuable information, learning opportunities and advisory services to help communities of all sizes and in every region better the lives of residents.

As the project lead, Evergreen is working with OpenNorth and partners to provide valuable information, learning opportunities and advisory services in key areas of data and technology for municipal and community leaders. The Network runs parallel to the Government of Canada’s Smart Cities Challenge to amplify its impact and objectives to create more livable, inclusive communities across the country.

Learn more about this program.

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Future Cities Canada Summit

The Future Cities Canada Summit is an annual national gathering on the future of cities. It brings together city builders from all sectors to create and strengthen new relationships, and collectively accelerate innovations for more inclusive, sustainable and resilient cities. See the best of the 2018 Summit.