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Ideas, inspiration and action to tackle tough challenges, together

Browse resources, connect with other leaders and see practical examples of smart cities approaches that can help your community thrive.

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affordable housing

public transit

talent retention

homelessness

environment

discrimination

keeping streets safe

hard to find WiFi

climate change

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An Open Smart City is where all sectors and residents collaborate in mobilizing data and technologies to develop their communities through fair, ethical, and transparent governance that balances economic development, social progress, and environmental responsibility.

Open Smart Cities Report Card

Get a personalized capacity & knowledge report, at no cost

By completing our self-assessment diagnostic questionnaire, the Advisory Service will provide you with a report card that captures your community-level capacities towards the implementation of open smart cities initiatives and practices. To get a link to the questionnaire, contact our team today.

Smart Cities Challenge

Gain access to all Smart Cities Challenge applications!

Dive deeper into the smart city projects that communities across Canada are implementing using data and connected technology approaches to advance service area priorities and improve the lives of their residents. Learn more about these innovative ideas and the Smart Cities Challenge here.

Events

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Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders for peer-to-peer exchange and intensive instruction from experts to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Idea Camps represent a series of regional events that bring together mid- and senior-level municipal staff and Indigenous leaders for peer-to-peer exchange and intensive instruction from experts to build capacity in the areas of open data, governance and public engagement.

Through expert training, peer-to-peer learning, and applying concepts to local case studies, participants learn about emerging trends, issues and approaches in open smart cities, as well as best practices and lessons learned. Participants will leave with toolkits and practical concepts to advance work locally.

Click here to register!

Roundtable events bring together local municipal staff and Indigenous leaders in all regions of the country. Participants exchange key learnings and best practices about emerging trends, issues, technology-adoption strategies and smart city approaches, and create important connections with their peers in similar-sized communities.

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

The second annual Future Cities Canada Summit will take place in November 2019, bringing together community leaders and urban innovators from every corner of the country.

To get you tickets, click here.

Collision Days are match-making events in cities that connect emerging technology companies with community leaders. Through these events, start-ups will get the valuable feedback so critical in the early development stages, while community leaders will get the chance to preview the technologies under development that may help serve the needs of their residents.

Click here to register!